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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Batting order shuffled, Bogaerts sits for Brian Johnson

Last year’s surprising 20-game winner J.A. Happ goes for Toronto.

Boston Red Sox v Philadelphia Phillies
Maybe after tonight pix of him in a home uniform will be readily available, alas...
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The Red Sox (52-42) look to rebound after losing a game to Steve Friggin’ Pearce when they face “possible trade bait” J.A. Happ (3.54 ERA) and the Blue Jays (43-49) tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). And after flailing at the plate for a while, the lineup has (finally) been shifted around. So have the fielders.

Hanley Ramirez is at first base and batting fourth. Strap in! Xander Bogaerts was set to bat sixth, but was scratched. He’s replaced by Deven Marrero, who hits eighth, while Brock Holt \o/ bats ninth.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 95, July 18, 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 Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Josh Donaldson, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4 Justin Smoak, 1B Hanley Ramirez, 1B
5 Kendrys Morales, DH Chris Young, DH
6 Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
7 Steve Pearce, LF Sandy Leon, C
8 Kevin Pillar, CF Deven Marrero, SS
9 Darwin Barney, 2B Brock Holt \o/, 3B
SP J.A. Happ, LHP Brian Johnson, LHP