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Red Sox at Phillies lineup: Chris Sale sweeps up the series

The Red Sox will make it four wins in a row tonight against Philadelphia.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
They're so gonna win.
Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes you can predict baseball. To wit, the Red Sox (37-28) will sweep the Phillies (21-43) to go to 10 games over .500 when the teams wrap up a four-game series tonight in Philadelphia (7:05 p.m., NESN).

Chris Sale (2.97 ERA) will strike out double-digit Phillies, who will look overmatched behind Canadian pitcher-like object Nick Pivetta (5.52 ERA). Unlike the earlier games in the series, the Phillies will look flaccid from start to finish, befitting their last-place-in-baseball record, because come on, it's Chris Sale.

The sweep will give the Red Sox a boost before they begin a three-game series with the MLB-best Astros. Mitch Moreland is back at first; Hanley Ramirez sits to start the victory. Here are the full lineups:

Game 65, June 15, 2017 at Phillies

Lineup Spot Red Sox Phillies
Lineup Spot Red Sox Phillies
1 Mookie Betts, CF Odubel Herrera, CF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Howie Kendrick, 2B
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Aaron Altherr, RF
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Tommy Joseph, 1B
5 Andrew Benintendi, LF Maikel Franco, 3B
6 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Daniel Nava, RF
7 Pablo Sandoval, 3B Freddy Galvis, SS
8 Sandy Leon, C Andrew Knapp, C
9 Chris Sale, P Nick Pivetta, P
SP Chris Sale, LHP Nick Pivetta, RHP