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Boston Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers: (2-1)


Today will be yet another special day in Red Sox history as the 2013 team receives their World Series rings. This will be the last time the team looks back on their magical season. After today, all the focus is on repeating as champions in 2014.

The Red Sox have gotten off to a good start after taking two out of three from the Baltimore Orioles. They continued to look strong in all aspects in a 4-3 win last night.

Today, the pitching matchup is Jake Peavy against Marco Estrada. Peavy will be fun to watch during this emotional game because he will inevitably bring a fire a passion to the mound. Peavy will be very crucial to the team’s success this season. If he pitches like he is capable of, he can be one of the best number four starters in the AL East.

Will Middlebrooks had his best night at the plate last night going 2-4 with a double and a single. If the Red Sox can get production from him offensively, their lineup gets very dangerous. Xander Bogaerts continued to impress going 3-4 and scoring two runs. Everyone knows how talented Bogaerts is, but he has really shown how much he improved over the offseason with his early performance. David Ortiz is showing that his terrible spring meant nothing after going 3-5 with one run batted in. In the last two games, the Red Sox have shown production from just about everywhere in the lineup, which is what helped them win the World Series last season.

The Red Sox look to keep rolling today against the Brewers at 2:05 ET.

Red Sox lineup, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com,

  1. Daniel Nava RF
  2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
  3. David Ortiz DH
  4. Mike Napoli 1B
  5. Mike Carp LF
  6. Grady Sizemore CF
  7. Xander Bogaerts SS
  8. Aj Pierzynski C
  9. Will Middlebrooks 3B

Brewers Lineup, according to the team’s twitter account (@Brewers),

  1. Carlos Gomez CF
  2. Jean Segura SS
  3. Ryan Braun DH
  4. Aramis Ramirez 3B
  5. Jonathan Lucroy C
  6. Logan Schafer RF
  7. Khris Davis LF
  8. Scooter Gennett 2B
  9. Lyle Overbay 1B

The ring ceremonies are supposed to start around 1:00 ET, so tune in early and enjoy!

 

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