Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineup: Henry Owens Starts After Call-Up From Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox had to make some roster moves Sunday before they could play their series finale with the Tigers in Detroit.

Boston recalled left-handed pitcher Henry Owens from Triple-A to start in Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. ET matchup in place of Eduardo Rodriguez, who was scratched from the outing with hamstring tightness following Saturday’s 3-2 win. The team optioned Deven Marrero to Pawtucket as a result.

Owens made three starts in the majors this season with poor results but has performed well with the PawSox of late. The lefty is 8-6 with a 3.70 ERA through 21 starts in Pawtucket this season.

As for the other side of the ball, Sandy Leon is back in the lineup after a night off, catching for Owens and batting seventh. Travis Shaw also is starting and batting eighth after riding the pine for the first three games of the series.

Here are the Red Sox’s and Tigers’ lineups for Sunday.

RED SOX (69-53)
Dustion Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Mookie Betts, RF
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Sandy Leon, C
Travis Shaw, 3B
Andrew Benintendi, LF

Henry Owens, LHP (0-0, 5.11 ERA)

TIGERS (64-59)
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Cameron Maybin, CF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
J.D. Martinez, RF
Justin Upton, LF
Casey McGehee, 3B
James McCann, C
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 1B
Erick Aybar, SS

Justin Verlander, RHP (12-7, 3.44 ERA)

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