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Red Sox vs. White Sox lineups: Can the offense keep rolling?

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It’s Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Carlos Rodon.

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The Red Sox are looking to build even more on their current two-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East. Of course, they’ll need Cleveland to be pals and get another win on Friday night, but the most important thing is Boston doing their part. They are facing an extremely beatable White Sox team with a lineup that should not strike fear in their pitchers. Granted, Rick Porcello wasn’t able to put together a strong start on Thursday, so that should stand as a reminder that no matter how bad the lineup may look Chicago’s offense is still full of major-league hitters. Eduardo Rodriguez could use a big start to jump start his second half, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

On offense, the lineup has been starting to roll after a long stretch of mediocrity. The spark provided by Eduardo Nuñez and Rafael Devers has been undeniable, and it’s no surprise to see them both back in the lineup today. In fact, John Farrell is sticking with his hot lineup and going with essentially the same lineup as he rolled out last night. The one change is Chris Young taking Mitch Moreland’s spot with the lefty on the mound for Chicago. Hanley Ramirez will grab a glove and man first base. Here are the full lineups.

Lineup Spot White Sox Red Sox
Lineup Spot White Sox Red Sox
1 Tim Anderson, SS Mookie Betts, RF
2 Tyler Saladino, DH Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Jose Abreu, 1B Eduardo Nuñez, 2B
4 Kevan Smith, C Hanley Ramirez, 1B
5 Leury Garcia, RF Rafael Devers, 3B
6 Yoan Moncada, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS
7 Nicky Delmonico, LF Chris Young, DH
8 Adam Engel, CF Chrisitan Vazquez, C
9 Yolmer Sanchez, 3B Jackie Bradley, CF
SP Carlos Rodon, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP