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Red Sox vs. White Sox lineup: J.D.’s back and will have his revenge

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The slugger will look to help the Sox bounce back from a listless performance Friday night.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Yeah, he will.
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The Red Sox (43-21) look to score some cot damn runs when they face the pesky White Sox (23-40) this afternoon at Fenway Park (4:05 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market) behind David Price (6-4, 4.08 ERA).

About today’s game: The up-and-down Price will face lefty Carlos Rodon (NR), the 25-year-old lefty who only seems like he’s been around the game for a decade and will be making his season debut. Price will have help from J.D. Martinez, who returns to the lineup at DH, while Blake Swihart plays right field due to the continuing absence of Mookie Betts, with Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field and Andrew Benintendi, in left. Mitch Moreland gets the day off against the lefty, with Sam Travis taking his place at first. Miss Hanley yet?

About last night’s game: The Red Sox refused to score against Dylan Covey, and the White Sox scored a single run against Chris Sale, which turned out to be enough in the 1-0 game. Read Matt’s no-doubt-infuriating recap here.

Forecast: Nice at gametime with a 23 percent chance of rain.

Today’s listening: Episode 80 of The Red Seat podcast, featuring yours truly and Matt and Jake, is up now. Listen to it!

A good tweet from yesterday about an old friend:

LINEUPS

Game 65 vs. White Sox

Lineup Spot White Sox Red Sox
Lineup Spot White Sox Red Sox
1 Tim Anderson, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Jose Rondon, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
3 Jose Abreu, 1B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Matt Davidson, DH Eduardo Núñez, 2B
5 Kevan Smith, C Sam Travis, 1B
6 Yoan Moncada, 2B Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Trayce Thompson, CF Christian Vazquez, C
8 Daniel Palka, RF Blake Swihart, RF
9 Charlie Tilson, LF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Carlos Rodon, LHP David Price, LHP