The Boston Red Sox will visit the Detroit Tigers on Friday night in both teams’ first game after the All-Star break, and here is what you need to know.

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This will be the opener of a three-game series. The Red Sox (68-30), who own the best record in MLB, are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tigers (41-57) last beat the Houston Astros 6-3.

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Lefty Matt Boyd will likely start for Detroit. He will probably face fellow left-hander David Price (10-6, 4.42 ERA), who  has struck out 109 batters this year.

Friday’s game at Comerica Park will start at 7:10pm EST and will air on NESN and Fox Sports Detroit.

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The Tigers are third in the AL Central, 12.5 gams behind leaders Cleveland and five games behind Minnesota.

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