Red Sox lineup: Jonathan Herrera at shortstop, A.J. Pierzynski catching against LHP Drew Smyly

June 06, 2014 - 11:12 am

With left-hander Drew Smyly on the mound for the Tigers, Jonathan Herrera gets a start at shortstop over Stephen Drew as the Red Sox open a three-game series in Detroit. Even with Drew out of the lineup, Xander Bogaerts will remain at third base to provide the Red Sox with lineup stability. Even with a southpaw on the mound, A.J. Pierzynski will get the start over David Ross behind the plate, perhaps a testament to the productive pairing of Pierzynski and Friday's starter, Rubby De La Rosa, when De La Rosa made his first big league start in three years last Saturday. RED SOX LINEUP Brock Holt, 1B Xander Bogaerts, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Jonny Gomes, LF A.J. Pierzynski, C Grady Sizemore, RF Jonathan Herrera, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Rubby De La Rosa, SP