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Red Sox vs. A’s lineup: The one with two lefty starters with 4.33 ERAs

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Cleveland and Los Angeles are the stories of the day. Let them be. Let’s ball.

Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

This is how I like my home streches: firmly in first place with all eyes elsewhere. Let the media fish for drama with the instoppable Indians and instantly hapless Dodgers. Let them have their tartar sauce. The Red Sox throw Eduardo Rodriguez tonight against Sean Manaea, both coming into the game with 4.33 ERAs. Spooky? Or just random?

Spooky it is. Here are the full lineups; a warning that they are not pretty in every light:

No Eduardo Nunez or Andrew Benintendi or Mitch Moreland, that is. Here’s who is in fact playing:

Game 144, September 12, 2017 vs. A’s

Batting Order A's Red Sox
Batting Order A's Red Sox
1 Marcus Semien, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2 Chad Pinder, RF Chris Young, LF
3 Jed Lowrie, 2B Mookie Betts, RF
4 Khris Davis, LF Hanley Ramirez, DH
5 Ryon Healy, DH Sam Travis, 1B
6 Matt Olson, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS
7 Matt Chapman, 3B Rafael Devers, 3B
8 Mark Canha, CF Christian Vazquez, C
9 Dustin Garneau, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Sean Manaea, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP