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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineups: Felix Doubront out to right the ship

John Farrell and the Red Sox are in Toronto, hoping to get back to winning against the new-and-improved Toronto Blue Jays.


The Red Sox are north of the border Friday night, as John Farrell returns to Toronto to face the team he left in the offseason for the Red Sox. He'll bring with him what looks like it's going to be the typical lineup against right-handed pitchers, at least until the team starts getting its injured players back.

Boston Red Sox (2-1)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Daniel Nava, DH
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  7. Shane Victorino, RF
  8. Jackie Bradley Jr., LF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Starting Pitcher -- Felix Doubront

Toronto Blue Jays (1-2)

  1. Jose Reyes, SS
  2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B
  3. Melky Cabrera, LF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. J.P. Arencibia, C
  6. Rajai Davis, RF
  7. Colby Rasmus, CF
  8. Mark DeRosa, DH
  9. Maicer Izturis, 3B

Starting Pitcher -- Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson is not exactly the type of pitcher you're expecting to run into in the fourth game of the season, but there he is. The former Marlin was not at his best in 2012, but he enjoyed an excellent spring training, The Red Sox' results were good against the last tough righty they faced, but of course that was helped along by a Shane Victorino line drive that knocked Hiroki Kuroda out in the second. Probably not something to rely on.

The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will be without Jose Bautista, which is a nice little bonus. Their lineup has some question marks in it, to be sure, but their question marks are younger and hold more upside than the likes of Vernon Wells. Felix Doubront will likely have a tougher time with this bunch than he would've in New York.