June 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Friday's Tigers-Red Sox lineups, live tweets: Joe Nathan holds down 9th

Detroit — The last time they played the Red Sox, the Tigers were at their highest.

Now, they’re at the lowest.

Boston and Detroit meet Friday night at Comerica Park (7:08, FSD/97.1) in the first of a three-game series that will feature two nationally televised games.

Saturday’s game is on Fox, and Sunday’s on ESPN.

These teams met last month, and the Tigers swept the set in Fenway Park to improve to 27-12 on the season. Since, they have gone 4-13, and have seen their AL Central lead dwindle to just 2.5 games over the White Sox.

Drew Smyly goes for the Tigers on Friday night, against Rubby De La Rosa.

Follow all the action on Twitter, via our team of Tigers writers.

In injury news, Tigers rookie shortstop Eugenio Suarez’s leg is fine, but he remains out of the starting lineup.

Here are the lineups:

Red Sox

1. Brock Holt (L), 1B

2. Xander Bogaerts (R), 3B

3. Dustin Pedroia (R), 2B

4. David Ortiz (L), DH

5. Jonny Gomes (R), LF

6. A.J. Pierzynski (L), C

7. Grady Sizemore (L), RF

8. Jonathan Herrera (S), SS

9. Jackie Bradley (L), CF

SP. Rubby De La Rosa, RH — 1-0, 0.00


1. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B

2. Torii Hunter (R), RF

3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 3B

4. Victor Martinez (S), DH

5. Alex Avila (L), C

6. Austin Jackson (R), CF

7. Nick Castellanos (R), 3B

8. Andrew Romine (S), SS

9. Rajai Davis (R), LF

SP. Drew Smyly, LH — 2-4, 4.10



Tigers' starting pitcher Drew Smyly pitches in the first inning against the Red Sox. / Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News