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Wednesday's Red Sox-Giants lineups: Battle of the aces


Wednesday's Red Sox-Giants lineups: Battle of the aces

The Red Sox close their two-game series against the San Francisco Giants tonight at AT&T Park.

It will be a battle of the lefty aces on Wednesday night with David Price and Madison Bumgarner taking the mound. 

There’s a big difference between the ERA’s of Price (4.88) and Bumgarner (1.91). 

In a National League ballpark it’s also worth comparing Price’s .051 career batting average against Bumgarner’s .180. The Giants ace also has two home runs this season (13 in his career).

The lineups:


Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Chris Young LF
Josh Rutledge 3B
Christian Vazquez C
David Price LHP


Denard Span RF
Kelby Tomlinson 2B
Brandon Belt 1B
Matt Duffy 3B
Brandon Crawford SS
Trevor Brown C
Jarrett Parker RF
Mac Williamson LF
Madison Bumgarner 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."