Red Sox Vs. Diamondbacks Lineups: Rick Porcello, Zack Greinke Highlight Pitching Showdown

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Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello

Photo via May 22, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello (22) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON — The Red Sox go for the series sweep when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Boston won the first two games with a combined 15 runs scored. We probably will see a little less offense Sunday, though, as two of baseball’s better pitches will take the mound.

Rick Porcello starts for the Red Sox in search of his 16th win of the season. He’s won seven of his last eight decisions and has allowed two earned runs or less in five of those outings.

Porcello will be opposed by Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, who owns an 11-3 record in his first season with Arizona. Greinke hasn’t lost since May 12, and he’s lowered his ERA by about a run and a half since that last defeat.

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts gets a rare day off Sunday. Brock Holt will move to shortstop and bat second as a result. Jackie Bradley Jr. also returns to the lineup after resting Saturday.

Here are the lineups for both teams.

BOSTON RED SOX (63-52)
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Brock Holt, SS
Mookie Betts, RF
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Aaron Hill, 3B
Sandy Leon, C
Andrew Benintendi, CF

Rick Porcello, RHP (15-3, 3.40 ERA)

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (48-68)
Jean Segura, 2B
Michael Bourn, CF
Paul Goldschmidt, DH
Jake Lamb, 3B
Rickie Weeks Jr., DH
Yasmany Tomas, RF
Chris Owings, SS
Brandon Drury, LF
Tuffy Gosewisch, C

Zack Greinke, RHP (11-3, 3.67 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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