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Lineups and Game Notes: Brock Holt Gets His First Start in Right Field

The Sox and Indians face off in the third game of their four-game set on Saturday, as red-hot leadoff hitter Brock Holt gets the start in right field. Stephen Drew is still on the shelf while dealing with an oblique issue, which means that Jonathan Herrera is in the Sox lineup again. Here are the full lineups for today's matchup, with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

INDIANS (33-35)
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: T.J. House (LHP) (0-1, 5.24 ERA)

RED SOX (31-36)
1. Brock Holt RF
2. Xander Bogaerts 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. David Ortiz DH
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Jonny Gomes LF
7. A.J. Pierzynski C
8. Jonathan Herrera SS
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
SP Jake Peavy (RHP) (1-4, 4.76 ERA)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Game notes: The Sox have won back-to-back games for the 1st time since a season-long 7-game win streak from 5/26-6/1...The club has won 3 of its last 4 and 4 of its last 6 games following a 5-game losing streak…The Sox are in 4th place in the AL East, 8.0 games back in the division, and 4.5 games back in the race for the AL’s 2nd Wild Card playoff berth. Boston is 25 days and 24 games (11-13) into a stretch from 5/20-6/25 in which the club plays 36 games in 37 days...Their only off-day in that time was on 6/5…The Red Sox have won a season-long 7 straight home games, the club’s longest winning streak at Fenway Park since a 9-game stretch from 7/5-24/11…The Sox have won their last 5 games against the Indians here at Fenway beginning on 5/24/13...It is the club’s longest such streak since taking their last 5 in Boston in 2009...The club last had a longer home win streak against Cleveland in 7 games, 8/30-9/4/87.

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