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Red Sox Vs. Rangers Lineups: Full Lineup Set To Play As Sox Look For Payback

One night after being 2-hit by Derrek Holland and the Rangers, the Red Sox are looking to get some payback Saturday night with a full lineup set to play against Colby Lewis.

It will be the first itme in a long time that the Sox have had their typical nine set to go against a right-handed starter. What's interesting is that Jed Lowrie seems set to remain in the starting role in place of Marco Scutaro in spite of both the former's poor results since April.

Also present will be Carl Crawford. The left fielder was a late scratch Friday night due to illness.

Boston Red Sox (83-54)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. Jed Lowrie, SS
  7. Carl Crawford, LF
  8. Josh Reddick, RF
  9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

The Rangers seem to have been fairly happy with their 10 runs on Friday, and so will stick with the same lineup for Saturday.

Texas Rangers (79-60)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Josh Hamilton, LF
  4. Michael Young, 1B
  5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  6. Mike Napoli, DH
  7. Yorvit Torrealba, C
  8. David Murphy, RF
  9. Craig Gentry, CF

Pitching Matchup: Erik Bedard (4-9, 3.45 ERA) vs. Colby Lewis (11-9, 4.19 ERA)

Erik Bedard's struggle to pick up his first win is getting so ridiculous, that you could even make a game out of it. Let's call it "how does Bedard avoid the win?"

  1. Minuscule strike zone
  2. Terrible defense
  3. No offense
  4. Bullpen implosion
  5. A bad start

So far, he's not managed a single win with Boston, and yet the answer hasn't been no. 5 even once. After last night, number three would seem the obvious choice, but I think I'm going to go with number two, personally. I'm thinking three errors in one inning! Go big, or not at all!

And really, the Red Sox shouldn't be having troubles with Colby Lewis. After all, it was just 10 days ago that Boston put up seven runs on Lewis en route to an 11-5 victory. Of course, it helped that Adrian Gonzalez could do no wrong at the time, but the Sox are never really at a lack for lefty impact bats to throw against a right-handed pitcher with bad splits.