Game 39 lineups: Nats at Red Sox

BOSTON – Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope each and every one of you gets to enjoy your special day. I want to give a special shoutout to my own mom, Darlene, back at home and to all the mothers in my life.

This Mother’s Day will be extra special for the Nationals if they can beat the Red Sox and leave Fenway Park with a series win.

Jake Irvin gave them one of the best starts of his career yesterday, but that wasn’t enough in a 4-2 loss. MacKenzie Gore will look to replicate Irvin’s efforts with a better final result.

Gore boasts a 2-3 record, 3.44 ERA, 1.471 WHIP and 11.1 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate over his seven starts to date. The southpaw was roughed up for six runs in just three innings Sunday against the Blue Jays. But the lineup bailed him out in what would be a wild back-and-forth finish, ending in a Nats victory. Today he’ll try to get out to a good start like Irvin and Patrick Corbin have done this weekend.

Brayan Bello returns from the injured list to make his sixth start of the year. The right-hander went down with right lat tightness on April 24 (retroactive to April 21). He is 3-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.050 WHIP over his first five starts. His last start came on April 19, when he pitched six shutout innings with seven strikeouts against the Pirates.

Where: Fenway Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 (Spanish),
Weather: Cloudy, 56 degrees, wind 8 mph from right to left field

SS CJ Abrams
2B Luis García Jr.
1B Joey Meneses
LF Jesse Winker
DH Nick Senzel
RF Eddie Rosario
3B Ildemaro Vargas
C Riley Adams
CF Victor Robles

LHP MacKenzie Gore

SS Romy Gonzalez
DH Rob Refsnyder
RF Tyler O’Neill
3B Rafael Devers
C Connor Wong
1B Garrett Cooper
2B Vaughn Grissom
LF Jarren Duran
CF Ceddanne Rafaela

RHP Brayan Bello

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