Sunday May 26, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Greetings from Fenway Park where Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.61) tries to continue his string of good starts. Manager John Farrell said pitching coach Juan Nieves worked overtime with Doubront after Doubront's May 8 start against the Twins (11 hits and six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings).

The result: Two starts, a total of 11 innings, eight hits and four earned runs.

Boston appears to have the edge in the pitching match-up. Cleveland's Corey Kluber (3-3, 5.19) has a 7.71 ERA in May.

Jose Iglesias remains in the lineup, moving over to third base. He was 3-for-4 with a double on Saturday. (See the lineup below).

In the minors, Jackie Bradley Jr. (.343) is getting hot in Pawtucket. He went 2-for-4 Saturday and is batting .444 (16-for-36) in his last nine games ... Ryan Lavarnway (.321) also had two hits.

Portland starter Drake Britton (4.33 ERA) walked four on Saturday, but was effective over five innings: 2 H, 0 R, 5 K ... veteran reliever Rafael Perez, 31, just signed by Boston, made his Sea Dogs debut: 1 IP, 1 K.

Salem third baseman Garin Cecchini (.371) was 1-for-3.

Cecchini is likely to be headed to Portland sometime this summer. That and other tidbits can be found in today's column.

Now for the Red Sox lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Daniel Nava RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Mike Carp, LF
Stephen Drew SS
Jose Iglesias 3B
(Felix Doubront P)

I'll check back later (twitter: @ClearTheBases)


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