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Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes expected to start ALCS Game 2 over Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava

Oct 13, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

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Boston’s offense netted just one hit in Saturday night’s ALCS Game 1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, so some changes are going to be made to the starting lineup heading into Sunday evening’s Game 2.

According to Alex Speier of, Mike Carp is expected to start over Mike Napoli at first base and Jonny Gomes is expected to start in left field over Daniel Nava. Napoli was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Game 1 and is 1-for-13 in his career against Tigers Game 2 starter Max Scherzer. Nava had Boston’s only hit on Saturday night but he’s 1-for-9 with a pair of strikeouts in his career versus Scherzer.

The Red Sox will be throwing Clay Buchholz and hoping to even up the best-of-seven series before it heads to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Game 3 on Tuesday. First pitch for Game 2 is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.

  1. isuperknowni - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    This is a very good move. Carp has been clutch for the sox

  2. pisano - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Carp and Gomes, start printing the WS tickets, with household names like that how can you lose.

  3. weaselpuppy - Oct 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Break up an epic post season dominating no hitter…..reward? BENCH!

    Desperation is a stinky cologne…

    • historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Well, I do think Gomes plays better against us, but I’m totally cool with playing Nava again. 😉

  4. cadillacjosh - Oct 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    It doesn’t make any sense to me to bench Nava.

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