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Tuesday’s Red Sox-Orioles lineups: Plenty to watch for tonight at Fenway

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Orioles lineups: Plenty to watch for tonight at Fenway

They’ll be plenty to keep an eye on at Fenway Park tonight as the Red Sox host the Orioles for Game 2 of their four-game series.

It will be interesting to see the fan reaction for Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who said Fenway fans directed ugly, racist epithets and threw a bag of peanuts at him Monday. Mookie Betts has asked for fans to give Jones a standing ovation tonight.

Also, will there be any retaliation for Betts getting hit by a pitch in Monday night’s sloppy Red Sox loss that included four errors and a key baserunning blunder by Hanley Ramirez?

Lefty ace Chris Sale (1-2, 1.19 ERA) is on the mound for the Red Sox, who have scored only four runs in his 37 2/3 innings pitched this season. Right-hander Alec Asher (1-0, 2.16 ERA), who won his previous start in Toronto April 15, pitches for Baltimore. 

The full lineups: 

Joey Rickard RF
Adam Jones CF
Manny Machado 3B
Mark Trumbo DH
Chris Davis 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Trey Mancini LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Caleb Joseph C

Alec Asher RHP

Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Marco Hernandez 3B

Chris Sale LHP

John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

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John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

John Farrell can add another job to his resume.

The former Boston Red Sox manager has joined the crew for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," according to The Boston Globe. His debut will be on Wednesday for a season-preview show.

The Red Sox fired Farrell on Oct. 11, 2017 despite a second-straight A.L. East crown. Alex Cora will begin his first season in Farrell's old role during the 2018 season.

Farrell added the broadcast work after the Cincinnati Reds hired him as a scout and adviser with a focus on pitching. He interviewed this offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals managing jobs, but both teams passed on him.


Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

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Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

In this corner, the challenger out of Scranton, Pa., Joltin' Joe Biden...In the other corner, straight out of Queens, the President of the United States, Dandy Donald J. Trump!

The venue: LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Mass., home of the Red Sox Class-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's The Slasher at LeLacheur!

After the former Vice-President told a crowd at the University of Miami earlier this week of the current President, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him, President Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday morning. 

The Spinners, the Sox' short-season New York-Penn League affiliate, have offered to host a boxing match between the Republican President and Democratic former Vice President on Aug. 17 by the flagpole at LeLacheur. Former light-welterweight champ and Lowell native Micky Ward has agreed to referee.

No word yet if Trump, who'll be 72 by then, or Biden, 75, have accepted the invitation.

The Spinners' press release announcing the invitation says that if the two do accept, "the boxing match will take place regardless of the weather, no matter how stormy it may get."