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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Can David Price build on his gem?

He’ll face Chris Archer in familiar territory tonight.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Red Sox (33-15) look to beat back the Rays (22-24) for the second straight night behind former Tampa Bay star David Price (4-4, 4.38 ERA) tonight at The Trop (7:10 p.m., NESN).

About tonight’s game: Price looks to back up his complete game win against the Orioles with another strong start in Florida, while the Rays counter with their own struggling ace, Chris Archer (3-3, 5.01 ERA). Mitch Moreland’s out of the lineup again, as Jackie Bradley Jr. gets a chance to build upon his two-hit Tuesday night, and Christian Vazquez is in for Sandy Leon and batting ninth.

About last night’s game: Mookie good, Sale good, Kimbrel... good enough. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: Like your grandma’s dank den, but with a baseball field.

Today’s reading: With Price on the mound, let’s revisit Jake’s BP Boston article from Monday on the star’s declining arsenal. Read it here.

A good tweet from last night:


Game 49 vs. Rays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Rays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Rays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Denard Span, LF
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF C.J. Cron, 1B
3 Hanley Ramirez, 1B Daniel Robertson, DH
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Matt Duffy, 3B
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Willy Adames, SS
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Johnny Field, CF
7 Eduardo Nunez, 2B Rob Refsnyder, RF
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Christian Arroyo, 2B
9 Christian Vazquez, C Jesus Sucre, C
SP David Price, LHP Chris Archer, RHP