Dusty Brown Gets First Career Start as Red Sox Wrap Up Rangers Series

Dusty Brown gets his first career start behind the plate for the Red Sox when they wrap up a four-game series with the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Brown was brought up from Pawtucket on Saturday and went 0-for-1 off the bench in the Sox' 3-2 win. He has appeared in seven games for Boston over the past two years and made a memorable appearance as a reliever in a blowout loss last year, giving up a run in one inning of work.

The Sox' lineup will feature a host of right-handed hitters against Texas starter C.J. Wilson, who has held lefties to a paltry .096 average this year. David Ortiz is the only left-handed hitter in the lineup. He is 1-for-7 lifetime against the Rangers lefty.

Adrian Beltre is the lone Boston starter who has had success against Wilson, going 5-for-13 with a home run and two walks in their matchups. The rest of the crew is a collective 3-for-25 (.120).

On the other side, in a curious maneuver, Texas manager Ron Washington has installed Vladimir Guerrero in left field for the first time in his All-Star career. The 35-year-old Guerrero has played exactly 1,600 games in right and another 314 as a designated hitter.

Josh Hamilton
, who has been bothered by a calf issue, will DH for the Rangers.

Here are the complete lineups for both teams:

Red Sox

Marco Scutaro, SS
Darnell McDonald, RF
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Mike Cameron, CF
Bill Hall, 2B
Daniel Nava, LF
Dusty Brown, C


Elvis Andrus, SS
Michael Young, 3B
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Vladimir Guerrero, LF
Josh Hamilton, DH
Nelson Cruz, RF
Chris Davis, 1B
Matt Treanor, C
Julio Borbon, CF

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