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Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: It’s Sale Day in Toronto

He’ll face off against the struggling but pesky Marco Estrada.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (18-5) look to start a new winning streak when they finish up a three-game set with the Blue Jays (14-9) tonight in Toronto (7:07 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market).

About tonight’s game: Chris Sale (1-1, 1.86 ERA) looks to pick up his second win of the year after a mixed bag of starts (for him) against struggling righty Marco Estrada (2-1, 5.32 ERA), who has nonetheless given the Sox fits in the past.

There’s some lineup shifting on getaway day, and not all of it is standard. Jackie Bradley Jr. gets a regular day off, but Mookie Betts will move to center for the first time this season, with Andrew Benintendi in left and J.D. Martinez playing right. With J.D. in the field, Hanley Ramirez shifts to DH and Mitch Moreland plays first and will bat fifth. Rafael Devers has been dropped to the seventh spot in the lineup after yesterday’s tough night at the plate and, of course, Brock Holt stays at short because of his searing hot bat.

About last night’s game: Mookie Betts hit two homers and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched into the seventh inning to help give the Sox a 4-3 win, snapping a three-game losing streak. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Indoors.

A good tweet from last night:


Game 24 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Mookie Betts, CF Steve Pearce, DH
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Teoscar Hernandez, LF
3 Hanley Ramirez, DH Justin Smoak, 1B
4 J.D. Martinez, RF Yangervis Solarte, 3B
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Kevin Pillar, CF
6 Eduardo Nunez, 2B Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS
7 Rafael Devers, 3B Randall Grichuk, RF
8 Christian Vazquez, C Luke Maile, C
9 Brock Holt, SS Devon Travis, 2B
SP Chris Sale, LHP Marco Estrada, RHP