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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineups: Sox rely on righties to bounce back against Mark Buehrle

The Red Sox will stack their lineup with righties as they try to bounce back against Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The Red Sox will have Jonny Gomes batting second as they try and get back to winning against Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Red Sox may have wasted their best pitching matchup of the series, in no small part due to the failure of their half of said matchup. Tonight, they'll be hoping for a performance more befitting the man they're sending to the mound in Clay Buchholz. So far this year he's been impossible to beat, with his 5-0 record and 1.19 ERA borne on 39 strikeouts and just 13 walks.

Still, Mark Buehrle is no slouch, even with his results this year being what they are. If he's down at the moment, the Sox can only hope to keep him staggered and take advantage of him at his worst. Chances are he'll be back somewhere down the line. For now, though, he does not seem at his best, and the Sox are hoping a right-handed lineup will keep him from using them to bounce back.

Boston Red Sox (18-8)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Jonny Gomes, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Daniel Nava, LF
  7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  8. Stephen Drew, SS
  9. David Ross, C
Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz

Toronto Blue Jays (10-17)

  1. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  2. Colby Rasmus, CF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. Adam Lind, DH
  6. Melky Cabrera, LF
  7. J.P. Arencibia, C
  8. Maicer Izturis, 2B
  9. Munenori Kawasaki, SS

Starting Pitcher -- Mark Buehrle

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