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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineups: Castillo back in action as Sox go for series win

The Sox are after a series win against the best in the East.

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The Red Sox are going for a series win against the East-leading Blue Jays, and will have their best starting outfield in action as they do so, with Rusney Castillo making his return to left field.

Ben Revere - LF Mookie Betts - CF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jose Bautista - RF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Edwin Encarnacion - DH David Ortiz - DH
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Travis Shaw - 1B
Chris Colabello - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Russell Martin - C Rusney Castillo - LF
Ryan Goins - 2B Ryan Hanigan - C
Kevin Pillar - CF Jackie Bradley - RF
Drew Hutchison - RHP Joe Kelly - RHP

Everyone, of course, is by now aware of the run Joe Kelly has been on, but this is certainly his toughest challenge yet. His run of six strong starts has come against two National League teams and some of the lowest-scoring teams in the American League. The Blue Jays are another animal entirely, and while they haven't exactly looked it in the first couple games of the series, a force to be reckoned with. A bad game here would put some of Kelly's recent success into question, a good game would go a long way towards reinforcing it.

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

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