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Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: Rick Porcello looks to continue his early dominance in Toronto

The 2016 Cy Young Award winner will face off against J.A. Happ tonight.

Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The best Sox starter so far?
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The Red Sox (17-4) face the second-place Blue Jays (13-8) north of the border behind red-hot Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.40 ERA) tonight in Toronto (7:07 p.m., NESN). Read Matt’s series preview here.

About tonight’s game: Porcello, who’s been on an absolute tear, will square off against the surprising, pesky Jays. They’ll be let by J.A. Happ (3-1, 4.50), the venerable lefty who has turned the second half of his career into something special.

The Sox lineup is back to normal save for Xander Bogaerts’ excused absence (which will end this week!). Sandy Leon is behind the plate and Brock Holt is at short.

About Sunday’s game: David Price pitched into the eighth inning of a 1-1 game only to give up a three-run dong to Khris Davis, sending the Sox to (horrors) their first losing streak of the year, albeit only a whopping two games. Read the recap here.

Forecast: Dome-comfy with a chance of Molson.

A good tweet notable for Rafael Devers actually becoming Hanley Ramirez’s son:


Game 22 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Curtis Granderson, RF
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Teoscar Hernandez, LF
3 Hanley Ramirez, 1B Justin Smoak, 1B
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Yangervis Solarte, 3B
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Steve Pearce, DH
6 Eduardo Nunez, 2B Russell Maritn, C
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Kevin Pillar, CF
8 Sandy Leon, C Aledmys Diaz, SS
9 Brock Holt, SS Devon Travis, 2B
SP Rick Porcello, RHP J.A. Happ, LHP