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Red Sox Vs. White Sox Lineups: Kelly Shoppach Starts With Beckett On The Mound

The Red Sox will go for the sweep in Chicago Sunday afternoon, sending Josh Beckett to the mound to take on Gavin Floyd and the White Sox. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. EST, with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

After a bad first outing against the Tigers, Josh Beckett has been something of a rock for the Red Sox rotation. Three straight quality starts allowing just six total runs in 21 innings, Beckett has given the Sox a chance each of the last few times he's taken the mound, which is something that can't be said for the other two members of the rotation's top-3.

The same is not exactly true of Gavin Floyd, who has been more on-and-off than rock steady. A good outing against the Oakland Athletics has him on the right track again, but the Red Sox should likely present a rather more significant challenge than Oakland.

Boston Red Sox (10-10)

  1. Mike Aviles, SS
  2. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  7. Cody Ross, LF
  8. Marlon Byrd, CF
  9. Kelly Shoppach, C

Chicago White Sox (10-11)

  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Brent Lillibridge, 3B
  3. Adam Dunn, 1B
  4. Paul Konerko, DH
  5. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  6. Alex Rios, RF
  7. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  8. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  9. Eduardo Escobar, 2B

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Chicago White Sox

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT
U.S. Cellular Field

Josh Beckett vs Gavin Floyd

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

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