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Red Sox at A’s lineup: Andrew Benintendi returns for the Chris Sale show

It's gonna be a fun Friday in Oakland behind Boston’s ace.

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Your beloved Red Sox look to bounce back into the win column this evening in Oakland with Chris Sale (2.15 ERA) on the mound versus Kendall Graveman (3.95 ERA; game is at 9:35 p.m. on NESN). It’s been a crazy week in America, but some Friday night Sale, Mr. Double-Digit strikeouts, is worth the wait.

Especially with the Sox roster back to full strength. Andrew Benintendi, who got a day off to clear his head amid a terrible slump, returns to the cleanup spot tonight. Hopefully the rest day can break him out of his funk. The Sox shouldn’t need too many runs, so any help will do from the Rookie of the Year candidate.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 41, May 19, 2017 at A’s

Lineup Spot Red Sox Atheltics
Lineup Spot Red Sox Atheltics
1 Mookie Betts, RF Rajai Davis, CF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Adam Rosales, SS
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Jed Lowrie, 2B
4 Andrew Benintendi, LF Khris Davis, LF
5 Hanley Ramirez, DH Trevor Plouffe, 3B
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Ryon Healy, 3B
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Mark Canha, 1B
8 Sandy Leon, C Chad Pinder, DH
9 Deven Marrero, 3B Josh Phegley, C
SP Chris Sale, LHP Kendall Graveman, RHP