Sox welcome Brew Crew to Fenway

The Red Sox (41-27) host the first place Milwaukee Brewers (39-31) tonight at Fenway Park as they return home after going 8-1 on the road trip. Boston currently sits atop the American League East 1 1/2 games ahead of New York after starting the season 2-10. The Brewers, who also started the season off slow losing their first four, have bounced back and currently sit one game in front of the St. Louis Cardinals and two ahead of the Cincinnati Reds in the N.L. Central. On the mound tonight for the Brew crew is former Toronto pitcher Shaun Marcum. Marcum is 7-2 this season with a 2.68 ERA and 83 strike outs. Opponents are hitting .208 against him this season in 90.2 innings. The Sox counter with John Lackey (4-5 7.41 ERA) tonight, who in his last outing gave up four earned in six innings at Toronto, but earned the win when the Sox bats exploded for 16 runs and 18 hits. Lackey's won his last two starts since coming off the disabled list and looks to continue his streak against a Milwaukee team who has dropped three of four on the road against the Chicago Cubs. The line up's for tonights game:

Boston Red Sox

1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Pedroia, 2B
3. Gonzalez, 1B
4. Youkillis, 3B
5. Ortiz, DH
6. Crawford, LF
7  Scutaro, SS
8. Drew, RF
9. Varitek, C
SP Lackey

Milwaukee Brewers

1.  Weeks, 2B
2. Morgan, CF
3. Braun, LF
4. Fielder, DH
5. McGehee, 3B
6. Hart, RF
7. Kotsay, 1B
8. Lucroy, C
9. Counsell, SS

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