Carl Crawford, Red Sox Lineup Look for Continued Success Against Red-Hot Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander has been dominant of late, but several Red Sox starters in Thursday's meeting at Fenway Park have some positive history against the Detroit Tigers right-hander.

Chief among those is Carl Crawford, who is 8-for-23 (.348) against Verlander, now two starts removed from his second career no-hitter. However, all of Crawford's hits have been singles and he has not drawn a walk against Verlander.

Adrian Gonzalez has faced Verlander three times. He has one home run and two walks in those encounters. Kevin Youkilis, batting in his customary cleanup spot, is 5-for-14 (.357) with a pair of homers.

Overall, the lineup is 23-for-73 (.315) against Verlander. Below is a look at what the Tigers ace will face, as well as the Detroit batting order against Josh Beckett.

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jed Lowrie, SS
Carl Crawford, LF
Jason Varitek, C


Tigers

Austin Jackson, CF
Scott Sizemore, 2B
Brennan Boesch, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
Andy Dirks, LF
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Alex Avila, C
Brandon Inge, 3B

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