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Punto, 3BWill Middlebrooks has been taken out of the original lineup (see comments) because of a tight left hamstring.
Cook makes his Red Sox debut, starting in place of Josh Beckett, who has a sore lat muscle (and did not tell anyone about it before his last start, in which he threw 126 pitches). Beckett expects to make his next start on Thursday.
Hammel has a 1.97 ERA (3rd in the AL) in five starts this season.
The Red Sox have lost eight of their last nine games at Fenway Park, dating back to April 16. Bobby Valentine was asked why the Red Sox haven't had any momentum carry over from their 6-1 road trip. "I don't believe in that nonsense."