Red Sox lineup at Braves: David Ross catching Jon Lester; David Ortiz back at first

May 27, 2014 - 11:04 am
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One start after Jon Lester was shelled for seven runs while working with A.J. Pierzynski, the Red Sox left-hander is once again working with David Ross as his batterymate. In three starts with Pierzynski, Lester has a 6.00 ERA while averaging six innings a start and permitting opponents to hit .355 with a .410 OBP and .566 slugging mark. With Ross, Lester has a 2.39 ERA while averaging seven innings a start and holding opponents to a .194/.241/.297 line. Whereas Pierzynski's success against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle resulted in the Sox' decision to have him start over Ross in Lester's prior outing, the Sox' primary catcher owns a .200/.273/.200 line against Tuesday's Braves starter, Aaron Harang. Ross, meanwhile, has a .333/.333/1.083 line with three homers in 12 plate appearances against Harang. Meanwhile, David Ortiz will be back at first base for the second time in as many days in a National League park. For complete batter vs. starting pitcher histories, click here. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox. RED SOX LINEUP Brock Holt, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, 1B Jonny Gomes, RF Grady Sizemore, LF David Ross, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jon Lester, SP

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