Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineups: Jarren Duran Bats Leadoff In Series Opener

Marwin Gonzalez also is back for Boston


August 3, 2021

The Boston Red Sox on Monday had an off-day to regroup. Now, it’s on to a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers, beginning Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

The Red Sox enter the series opener in Detroit having lost four straight, including three in a row to the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend at Tropicana Field. The recent skip has bumped Boston from first place in the American League East, as the Sox trail the Rays by one game in the division entering Tuesday’s action.

The good news for Boston: Marwin Gonzalez is back, returning from his injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester. He’ll bat seventh and play second base.

The bad news: Matt Barnes has been placed on the COVID-19 related injured list. The Red Sox closer hasn’t tested positive for the coronavirus but is feeling under the weather, according to manager Alex Cora.

Jarren Duran will bat leadoff Tuesday for the first time in his major league career. He’ll play center field with Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe holding down left field and right field, respectively.

Franchy Cordero will round out Boston’s starting nine as the Red Sox continue to give him a look at first base, a position where trade deadline acquisition Kyle Schwarber worked out earlier in the day while continuing to rehab from a hamstring injury.

NESN will air full coverage of Red Sox-Tigers. Pregame coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m, and postgame coverage immediately will follow the final out. If you’re not near a television, you still can live stream full coverage of the game online at Watch NESN Live.

Here are the starting lineups for Tuesday’s Red Sox vs. Tigers game.

RED SOX (63-44)
Jarren Duran, CF
Rafael Devers, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
J.D. Martinez, DH
Alex Verdugo, LF
Hunter Renfroe, RF
Marwin Gonzalez, 2B
Christian Vázquez, C
Franchy Cordero, 1B

Garrett Richards, RHP (6-6, 5.15 ERA)

TIGERS (51-57)
Akil Baddoo, LF
Jonathan Schoop, 1B
Robbie Grossman, RF
Miguel Cabrera, DH
Jeimer Candelario, 3B
Eric Haase, C
Harold Castro, SS
Willi Castro, 2B
Derek Hill, CF

Wily Peralta, RHP (3-2, 3.64 ERA)

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