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Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Chris Sale to the rescue

This is why Yoan Moncada is gone.

Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers
Help us, bendy one, you’re our only hope.
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There hasn’t been a lot of great starting pitching for the Red Sox this year. Even reigning Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello got rocked yesterday, but today things ought to be different, because Chris Sale is pitching, and Chris Sale rules.

Jake Odorizzi goes for the Rays, and while he has talent he also has some home run issues. Not much to note in the Sox’s lineup today otherwise. Here’s the damage:

Game 11 vs. Rays

Lineup Spot Rays Red Sox
Lineup Spot Rays Red Sox
1 Steven Souza, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2 Peter Bourjos, LF Andrew Benintendi, CF
3 Evan Longoria, 3B Mookie Betts, RF
4 Rickie Weeks, DH Hanley Ramirez, DH
5 Derek Norris, C Mitch Moreland, 1B
6 Logan Morrison, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS
7 Daniel Robertson, 2B Pablo Sandoval, 3B
8 Kevin Kiermaier, CF Chris Young, LF
9 Tim Beckham, SS Sandy Leon, C
SP Jake Odorizzi Chris Sale