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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Chris Sale pitches for the single-season K record and maybe the Cy Young

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The team record, that is, in pitching strikeouts. Not hitting.

Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The lead is four. The magic number is three. Chris Sale has some business to which to attend, and he’ll do it without Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. He needs to top 13 Ks for the mark. Here are the full lineups:

Game 157, September 27, 2017 vs. Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
Lineup Spot Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Teoscar Hernandez, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
2 Josh Donaldson, 3B Chris Young, RF
3 Justin Smoak, 1B Andrew Benintendi, LF
4 Jose Bautista, RF Hanley Ramirez, DH
5 Kendrys Morales, DH Sam Travis, 1B
6 Kevin Pillar, CF Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Russell Martin, C Sandy Leon, C
8 Darwin Barney, 2B Deven Marrero, 2B
9 Jose Urena, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP J.A. Happ, LHP Chris Sale, LHP