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Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: Can the Sox move into sole possession of first place?

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They can if they win their fifth game in a row tonight.

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
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The Red Sox come into tonight’s game against the Blue Jays in a statistical tie for first place with the Orioles and Yankees. Not bad for a season in which the offense has seemed asleep at times and the starting pitching has been paper thin. They’re four games above .500, looking to go five over and grab their fifth win in a row at the same time, and do so against the worst team in baseball (7:07 p.m. NESN) up in Toronto.

The Blue Jays reminded us yesterday that no matter how poorly thing have been going for them, they can still hit a ton. Tonight reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello will try to stop them, one start after he was obliterated at home against the Rays. The Sox haven’t lost since then, and will look to continue their suddenly hot-hitting ways against lefty Francisco Liriano.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 15, April 19 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Kevin Pillar, CF
2 Andrew Benintendi, CF Ezequiel Carrera, LF
3 Mookie Betts, RF Jose Bautista, RF
4 Hanley Ramirez, DH Kendrys Morales, DH
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Troy Tulowitzki, SS
6 Xander Bogaerts, SS Russell Martin
7 Chris Young, LF Justin Smoak, 1B
8 Pablo Sandoval, 3B Darwin Barney, 3B
9 Sandy Leon, C Devon Travis, 2B
SP Rick Porcello Francisco Liriano