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Red Sox at A’s lineup: Happy Sale Day! This one’s for 9 in a row

The Red Sox never lose, so why would tonight be any different?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins
You’re done, Oakland.
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The Red Sox (17-2) look to win their ninth straight game when they face the Oakland A’s (9-11) tonight (9:05 p.m., NESN) behind Chris Sale.

About tonight’s game: You can’t predict baseball, but you’d be forgiven if you had doubts about Oakland’s chances tonight. Sale (1-0, 1.23 ERA) is Chris Sale, and while Sean Manaea (2-2, 1.63 ERA) is good, he’s not Chris Sale. The Red Sox have won nine games in a row and the A’s aren’t too good, is what I’m saying.

J.D. Martinez is back for the Sox and hot-hitting Mitch Moreland is out of the lineup, with Sandy Leon and Tzu-Wei Lin swapping into their respective positions, but otherwise everything is normal.

About last night’s game: The Red Sox trailed 3-0 in this one before the second inning. That’s bad! Then Jackie Bradley Jr. tied it with a three-run bomb, Mitch Moreland hit a granny and the Sox bageled the A’s after the first to take the win, 7-3. That’s good! Read the recap here.

Forecast: Low 60s and nice.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 20 at A’s

Lineup Spot Red Sox A's
Lineup Spot Red Sox A's
1 Mookie Betts, RF Marcus Semien, SS
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Stephen Piscotty, RF
3 Hanley Ramirez, 1B Jed Lowrie, 2B
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Khris Davis, DH
5 Eduardo Nunez, 2B Matt Chapman, 3B
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Matt Olson, 1B
7 Sandy Leon, C Mark Canha, CF
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Chad Pinder, RF
9 Tzu-Wei Lin, SS Jonathan Lucroy, C
SP Chris Sale, LHP Sean Manaea, LHP