Jul 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Sox Reconfigure Rotation

When Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed by rain, a game that will be made up on Monday, they reconfigured their rotation a bit. John Lackey got that start last night in Baltimore, unfortunately taking the loss as the Sox dropped out of first place.

Lackey will be followed by Ryan Dempster, Jon Lester and finally Felix Doubront, who will face the Rays on Monday.

Rookie righthander Brandon Workman, who had been scheduled for Saturday, was pushed back to Tuesday against Seattle. Workman was available for relief on Friday and will be again on Saturday, manager John Farrell said.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said either David Price or Roberto Hernandez would pitch on Monday.

Bank on it being Price. The Rays lefty dominated the Red Sox on Wednesday, throwing a 97-pitch complete game in a 5-1 Tampa Bay victory. Hernandez faced the Sox on Tuesday and allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings.

And speaking of scoring runs, or lack thereof, over the past four games the Sox have been outscored 16-7 and been shut out twice, two complete game wins by the opposition. They are .500 since the All-Star break and have picked a particularly inopportune time to start playing poorly against division foes New York, Tampa Bay and Baltimore.

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