Red Sox get 2B back for middle game vs. Rays

After the Boston Red Sox shut out the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 at Tropicana Field on Monday, the two teams will play again on Tuesday night.

Boston will send Cooper Criswell to the mound while Tampa Bay will counter with former Red Sox pitcher Zack Littell.

Here’s what Alex Cora’s lineup will look like:

  1. Jarren Duran LF
  2. Wilyer Abreu RF
  3. Tyler O’Neill DH
  4. Rafael Devers 3B
  5. Dominic Smith 1B
  6. David Hamilton SS
  7. Reese McGuire C
  8. Vaughn Grissom 2B
  9. Ceddanne Rafaela CF

And, here’s what Kevin Cash is going with:

  1. Josh Lowe DH
  2. Randy Arozarena LF
  3. Brandon Lowe 2B
  4. Isaac Paredes 3B
  5. Jonathan Aranda 1B
  6. Amed Roasario SS
  7. Richie Palacios RF
  8. Jose Siri CF
  9. Alex Jackson C

Despite starting the season at Triple-A, Criswell has been solid in his first seven appearances (six starts) for the big-league club, posting a 2.76 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. He gave up five runs (three earned) in his last outing against Tampa Bay last week. Three Rays have recorded hits off of him –  Arozarena (1-for-2), Lowe (1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs) and Paredes (1-for-2).

Little has been decent for Tampa Bay this season, posting a 3.44 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in his nine starts. Five Red Sox have hits against him – Devers (1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk), Duran (2-for-3), Grissom (1-for-2), O’Neill (2-for-8) and Smith (2-for-5 with an RBI).


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