Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora had his starting rotation mostly laid out for the rest of the season, but the pitcher getting the ball Sunday remained a mystery until late Saturday night.
Cora announced that long reliever/spot starter Hector Velazquez would take the mound for the Red Sox in the series finale of the three-game set against the Cleveland Indians. The right-hander has appeared in 44 games this season, making seven starts. When used as a starter this season, Velazquez is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA.
The Indians will counter with Adam Plutko. The right-hander has appeared in 15 games, 11 as a starter, posting a 4-5 record with a 5.27 ERA.
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