Red Sox-Rangers Pitching Matchups: Two Light-Hitting Lineups Face Off Against Sub-Par Staffs

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox return home from a 10-game road trip to face the Texas Rangers in a three-game series at Fenway Park starting Tuesday night.

Boston accrued a 5-5 record while away from home in sets against Toronto, Oakland, and Seattle, respectively, which is on par for how they’ve performed throughout the early part of the 2015 season — playing baseball at or below .500.

The Red Sox, 18-20, currently sit at third place in the American League East and 3.5 games back from the Yankees.

For all the talk about the Red Sox having a great offense that will make up for the lack of front-end starting pitchers in the rotation, so far that assessment has not come to fruition.

The Red Sox offense (.230 average, 28th in MLB) is performing just as bad as its pitching staff (4.64 ERA, 27th in MLB), and when one…

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