Yesterday, Red Sox fans were treated to what seems like a rarity these days; a good ole' fashioned Red Sox win.
Today, the club will look to build it's first win streak of the season as they will once again be taking on the Toronto Blue Jays in game three of their four-game weekend series.
Yesterday, the Red Sox were led by shortstop Jed Lowrie who went three-for-five including a 2-run home run into the Monster Seats. Lowrie, once again will be present in the Red Sox lineup this afternoon, batting sixth. Also present in the lineup today: Carl Crawford, who was benched yesterday after having another dreadful performance. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will replace Jason Varitek behind the plate today, and will get to bat against a right-hander.
One thing this team continues to struggle with is leaving too many men on base. In their last six games, the Red Sox have left a total of 70 base runners on the base pads. Maybe they can get something going today (that means you, Crawford).
The Blue Jays will feature a lineup nearly identical to the one they used in their 7-6 victory over Boston on Friday night, with a few adjustments:
1. Yunel Escobar, SS
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Adam Lind, 1B
5. Aaron Hill, 2B
6. J.P. Arencibia, C
7. Travis Snyder, DH
8. Juan Rivera, LF
9. Jayson Nix, 3B
For the Red Sox today, they will be bringing a pretty left-handed lineup against a right handed pitcher:
1. Carl Crawford, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. J.D. Drew, RF
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Can the Red Sox offense finally back Jon Lester and propel him to his first win of the season?
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Or will Jesse Litsch collect his fifth career win against the Red Sox?
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