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Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: Looking for one more up north

The Sox look to escape Canada with a series win behind Drew Pomeranz.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (27-12) look to stay in first place in the American League East with another victory over the Blue Jays (21-19) this afternoon in Toronto (1:07 p.m., NESN).

About today’s game: Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.23 ERA) looks to put together his first truly good start of the year against Toronto swingman Joe Biagini (0-1, 8.10 ERA), who, uh, looks to do the same. In good news for him, he won’t have to face Hanley Ramirez, who has the day off, as does Eduardo Nunez. They’ll be replaced by Mitch Moreland and Brock Holt. Jackie Bradley Jr. falls to ninth in the order, but is still in there, just behind Christian Vazquez.

About yesterday’s game: David Price was sharp, Hanley Ramirez went deep, Andrew Benintendi had three hits and Craig Kimbrel was untouchable as the Sox pulled out a 5-2 victory. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Sing “Joe Bi-a-gini to-night” to the tune of “Luck be a Lady” and it’ll be in your head all day. This is what counts for a domed stadium forecast. They may have the roof open for an afternoon game, but it’s supposed to be about 50 degrees and meh, so probably not.

Today’s reading: None. It’s Sunday. You get the day off.

A good tweet from last night:


Game 40 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Teoscar Hernandez, RF
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Josh Donaldson, 3B
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Justin Smoak, 1B
4 Mitch Moreland, 1B Yangervis Solarte, 2B
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Kevin Pillar, CF
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Russell Martin, C
7 Brock Holt, 2B Kendrys Morales, DH
8 Christian Vazquez, C Anthony Alford, LF
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Richard Urena, SS
SP Drew Pomeranz, LHP Joe Biagini, RHP