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Game 69: Brandon Workman Back on the Mound For the Sox; Brock Holt Back to Third

Brandon Workman will make his fifth start for the Red Sox Sunday against the Cleveland Indians. Patrick Semansky / AP photo

Brandon Workman will get his fifth start of the season today against the Cleveland Indians, hoping to continue his solid play since being inserted into the rotation May 25.

Workman (1-0, 2.86 ERA) has held opposing batters to a .182 average in 22 innings as a starter. He’ll be going head to head against Indians righty Corey Kluber (6-4, 3.35).

Brock Holt, who is hitting .338 this season to lead all rookies, will be back at third base after playing right field for the first time in his career Saturday.

RED SOX (31-37)
1. Brock Holt 3B
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. David Ortiz DH
4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Daniel Nava LF
6. A.J. Pierzynski C
7. Grady Sizemore RF
8. Stephen Drew SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
SP Brandon Workman (RHP) (1-0, 2.86 ERA)

INDIANS (34-35)
1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera SS
3. Michael Brantley LF
4. Jason Kipnis 2B
5. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
6. Nick Swisher DH
7. David Murphy RF
8. Carlos Santana 1B
9. Yan Gomes C
SP: Corey Kluber (RHP) (6-4, 3.35 ERA)

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

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

Game notes: Despite Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Indians, the Red Sox have won four of their last seven games. The Sox are fourth in the American League East, eight games behind division leading Toronto (40-30). ... The Sox are 18-26 when facing a right-handed pitcher. ... Daniel Nava, inserted into the lineup today, is 3-for-6 in his career against Kluber. Along with A.j. Pierzynski (4-for-13), they have had the most success against Kluber in the Sox lineup. ... The last time Workman faced the Indians, June 4, he allowed three runs on four hits in five innings. It was his first appearance against Cleveland.

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