While Dustin Pedroia returns after not starting on Monday, the Red Sox will be without David Ortiz Tuesday night against White Sox ace Chris Sale.

For his career, Ortiz 5-for-13 against the left-hander.

Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter in his absence, Travis Shaw will slide over to first base and Deven Marrero will start at third base.

David Ortiz

David Ortiz

While Dustin Pedroia returns after not starting on Monday, the Red Sox will be without David Ortiz Tuesday night against White Sox ace Chris Sale.

For his career, Ortiz 5-for-13 against the left-hander.

Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter in his absence, Travis Shaw will slide over to first base and Deven Marrero will start at third base.

Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Chris Young, LF
Travis Shaw, 1B
Sandy Leon, C
Deven Marrero, 3B
Clay Buchholz, RHP

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

It looks like the Red Sox will be well-represented in San Diego for the MLB All-Star Game next month.

Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts

It looks like the Red Sox will be well-represented in San Diego for the MLB All-Star Game next month.

The latest voting numbers released Tuesday afternoon have Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts two and three respectively in terms of outfielders (Mike Trout is first), Xander Bogaerts leading at shortstop and David Ortiz leading at DH. This means these players would start the game if voting ended today.

Dustin Pedroia is third at second base, while Hanley Ramirez is fourth at first base.

Online voting ends June 30.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (37-33): W, 4-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals)

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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (37-33): W, 4-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals)

— Brock Holt began his rehab assignment the going 2-for-3 with two doubles in the win. Holt, who working his way back from a concussion he suffered on May 18, played five innings in left field before being replaced by Bryce Brentz. This was part of the playing time progression the team has planned for him this week. Holt was batting .239/.310/.354 with the Red Sox before the injury.

— In his first game with Pawtucket after being promoted from Double-A Portland, infielder Ryan Court went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. He also hit RBI singles in his first two at-bats.

Signed to a minor league contract on May 2, Court joined Pawtucket after hitting .319/.409/.420 in 40 games with Portland. The Illinois State product is hitting .385 in his last 10 games.

— Sean O’Sullivan got the start for Pawtucket, allowing just one run over eight innings. He also struck out four and did not walk a batter in his second eight-inning start in three outings. He’s thrown at least seven innings in five of his last seven starts.

“He had a great mix of pitches and attacked the zone,” Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles told MiLB.com after the game. “He was very efficient and kept our defense involved.”

Besides a brief stint with the Red Sox in May, O’Sullivan has been solid for the PawSox this season. The 28-year-old is 5-2 with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in ten minor league starts. Drafted by the Angels in 2005, O’Sullivan ranks second on the team in innings pitched (64) and fourth in strikeouts (45).

— In his first game with PawSox since clearing waivers, Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 playing center field and batting cleanup.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (25-43): No game scheduled.

Portland had the day off and will begin a six-game homestand Tuesday against Harrisburg (Nationals).

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (43-26): No game scheduled.

The Carolina League and California League will play the Class A-Advanced All-Star game on Tuesday, as part of the All-Star break. The team will next play Thursday when they host Frederick (Orioles) for a four-game series.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (37-32): No game scheduled.

The Drive will wait until after the South Atlantic League All-Star Game to host Lakewood (Phillies) for a four-game series beginning Thursday.

Tyler Hill

Tyler Hill

SINGLE-A (SHORT SEASON) LOWELL SPINNERS (4-0): W, 3-2, vs. Williamsport (Phillies)

— Tyler Hill came through when it mattered most, hitting a two-out, walk-off single in the 10th inning to bring home Nick Lovullo and keep Lowell undefeated. Hill also helped spark a ninth inning comeback, as the Spinners entered the inning trailing 2-0. Hill scored the first run of the game for the Spinners, scoring on a Roldani Baldwin double with no outs in the ninth.

“He’s a little spark plug,” Spinners manager Iggy Suarez told the Lowell Sun. “That’s one guy we don’t have to worry about when we get ready for a game. He’s always going to be amped, and to have that guy in that spot, that spark plug is good to have.”

Hill, 20, is now batting .538 in his first three games of the year. He also has three runs and three RBIs.

After Baldwin’s double, Ryan Scott singled home pinch-runner Chris Madera to tie the game at two. The Spinners had three chances to win it following the single, but couldn’t come through.

— Starter Kevin Steen kept the Spinners in the game with a solid outing. The right-hander threw five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. The 19-year-old is 3-3 with a 2.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 17 games in his minor league career.

— Dioscar Romero got the win for Lowell after pitching the final 2 1/3 innings of the game. Romero, 21, gave up one run and four hits as well as striking out four. Assigned to Lowell from Greenville on Thursday, Romero is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season.

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier
Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz returns to the Red Sox starting rotation on Tuesday when he takes the mound opposite White Sox ace Chris Sale in the second game of a four-game series.

The 2016 season hasn’t been kind to Buchholz, who is 3-6 with a 5.86 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Tuesday’s game will be his first start since May 26 after he was banished to the bullpen, where he was able to string together some decent outings. In his last appearance on Thursday, the right-hander tossed three scoreless frames in a 5-1 loss to the Orioles.

“If Clay can build on the three innings, and the majority of appearances coming out of the bullpen,” Sox manager John Farrell said after the Baltimore game, “we’re moving closer to what typically [has] been Clay’s performance level.”

In his nine-year career, Buchholz is 3-3 vs. Chicago with a 4.04 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in nine starts. He’s defeated the White Sox once already this year in arguably his best start. He allowed two runs on three hits in seven hits while striking out seven.

Opposite of Buchholz will be Sale, whose 11 wins lead the American League. His 2.94 ERA is good for eighth in the league, while his 1.01 WHIP ranks third. The southpaw has won his previous two games, with his last start resulting in a 5-3 win vs. Detroit on Wednesday. The Florida Gulf Coast product tossed 119 pitches, letting up three runs on six hits and striking out seven in seven innings.

“Everyone has to put in extra hours at work, so it’s part of it,” Sale said in regards to the high number of pitches thrown. “That’s my goal every time out, get as deep into the game as I can. We use our bullpen quite a lot. Those guys are tough down there, but you try to give them a break when you can.”

Sale has appeared against Boston nine times in his six-year career, posting a 1-1 record to go along with a 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. His last outing vs. the Red Sox came Aug. 26 of last year. He didn’t get a decision, but he threw seven frames of scoreless ball while walking two and fanning seven in a 3-0 Red Sox win.

White Sox vs. Buchholz (RHP)

Melky Cabrera (34 plate appearances): .206 AVG/.270 OBP/.294 SLG, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts

Brett Lawrie (29): .103/.188/.103, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts

Austin Jackson (21): .238/.304/.476, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts

Dioner Navarro (20): .300/.333/.350, 1 double, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

Justin Morneau (19): .421/.400/.421, 3 RBIs, 4 strikeouts

Jose Abreu (9): .111/.111/.444, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 strikeouts

Adam Eaton (9): .000/.100/.000

Alex Avila (8): .375/.545/.625, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 3 walks, 1 strikeout

Todd Frazier is 0-for-3 with 1 strikeout.

Red Sox vs. Sale (LHP)

David Ortiz (13 plate appearances): .385 AVG/.385 OBP/.462 SLG, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 strikeouts

Brock Holt (11): .091/.091/.091, 2 RBIs, 5 strikeouts

Xander Bogaerts (10): .500/.583/.800, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Jackie Bradley Jr. (9): .111/.273/.111, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts

Chris Young (8): .125/.125/.125, 1 strikeout

Mookie Betts (7): .429/.429/.714, 2 doubles, 1 strikeout

Hanley Ramirez (6): .167/.167/.167, 1 RBI, 3 strikeouts

Dustin Pedroia is 0-for-6.

Travis Shaw is 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier

Clay Buchholz is getting one more chance to prove he can help the Red Sox starting rotation.</p>
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Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.

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