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Game 62 Lineups: Lackey Will Be Looking to End Latest Red Sox Losing Streak

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey will try and make up for the five earned runs he allowed the last time he faced the Detroit Tigers. Barry Chin / Globe Staff

The Red Sox will be trying to save face against the Detroit Tigers in their three-game series tonight and hope to end their five-game losing streak with John Lackey on the mound.

Lackey will be going up against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez (2-2, 2.15 ERA). Here are the lineups for tonight’s nationally televised game.

RED SOX (27-34)
1. Brock Holt LF
2. Xander Bogaerts 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. David Ortiz DH
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. A.J. Pierzynski C
7. Daniel Nava RF
8. Stephen Drew SS
9. Jacke Bradley Jr. CF
SP: John Lackey (RHP), (6-4, 3.28 ERA)

TIGERS (33-25)
1. Rajai Davis LF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. Victor Martinez DH
5. Torii Hunter RF
6. Nick Castellanos 3B
7. Austin Jackson CF
8. Alex Avila C
9. Eugenio Suarez SS
SP: Anibal Sanchez (RHP) (2-2, 2.15 ERA)

Game time: 8:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI 93.7 FM, WCCM 1110 AM (Spanish)

Notes: John Lackey needs three strikeouts to reach 1,700 in his career. His 1,697 strikeouts ranks 15th among active pitchers. ... After throwing a complete game last week against the Cleveland Indians while taking a 3-2 loss, Lackey will be looking to make up for that and the five earned runs he allowed against Detroit on May 17 at Fenway Park. He allowed nine hits in that last start against the Tigers as the Red Sox lost 6-1. ... The Red Sox are seven games under .500 and are in fourth place in the American League East, now a season-high 10 games behind in the division. Yet the Sox are only five games behind in the race for the AL’s second wild card spot. ... The Sox are 14-25 (.359) against right handed pitchers. They’re 12-17 on the road. Worst of all, the Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 regular season games at Comerica Park in Detroit going back to May 29, 2011. ... The Sox will conclude their season series with the Tigers tonight. It’s the first time since 1973 the Sox have lost the first five games of their season series with Detroit.

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