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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Eduardo Rodriguez returns

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The lefty sat out six weeks with a left knee injury.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game Two
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The flightless Blue Jays (42-49) look to stop a Red Sox (52-41) team riding the high of Jackie Bradley Jr.’s brilliance when they scoot into Fenway Park tonight (7:00 p.m., NESN). Forget whatever else you’re doing and go watch it again. Right now. The Blue Jays don’t have much going for them; they do, however, have Ryan Goins. This is to say they don’t have much goin for them. This cuts straight to it:

The big news for Boston tonight is that Eduardo Rodriguez (3.54 ERA) returns after a month and a half on the disabled list, only to face off against the electric Marcus Stroman (3.28 ERA), who I like because he’s short, awesome and wears a single-digit number, unlike most pitchers. He’ll face, among others, Brock Holt \o/, who is blessedly, back in the starting nine.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 94, July 17, 2017 vs. Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Jose Bautista, RF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Russell Martin, C Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3 Josh Donaldson, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Justin Smoak, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
5 Kendrys Morales, DH Hanley Ramirez, DH
6 Troy Tulowitzki, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
7 Steve Pearce, LF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
8 Kevin Pillar, CF Christian Vazquez, C
9 Darwin Barney, 2B Brock Holt, 3B \o/
SP Marcus Stroman, RHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP