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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Can Rick Porcello finish the first half on a high note?

He’ll face Alex Cobb in the game before the game before the break. Xander returns.

Boston Red Sox v Texas Rangers
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The Red Sox (50-37), fresh off pounding Rays (45-43) pitching deep into Friday night, will look to stay in the win column this afternoon down in Florida (4:10 p.m., NESN, MLB Network out of market). Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (5.01 ERA) gets the call for Boston against the savvy Alex Cobb (4.01 ERA). Xander Boagerts is back from a scary hand injury; JBJ sits. Here are the full lineups:

Game 88, July 8, 2017 at Rays

Batting Order Red Sox Rays
Batting Order Red Sox Rays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Mallex Smith, CF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Corey Dickerson, DH
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Evan Longoria, 3B
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Logan Morrison, 1B
5 Hanley Ramirez, DH Steven Souza Jr., RF
6 Andrew Benintendi, CF Brad Miller, 2B
7 Chris Young, LF Adeiny Hechevarria, SS
8 Sandy Leon, C Shane Peterson, LF
9 Tzu-Wei Lin, 3B Jesus Sucre, C
SP Rick Porcello, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP