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Red Sox vs. Rangers lineup: It’s Chris Sale vs. Bartolo for nine in a row. What could be better?

The platonic ideal of a baseball game!

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The Red Sox (63-29) look to win their eighth straight game behind ace Chris Sale (9-4, 2.36 ERA) when they face Bartolo Colon (5-6, 4.65 ERA) and the Rangers (40-53) tonight at what’s likely to be a rocking Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN, ESPN out-of-market).

About tonight’s game: Sale and Colón could hardly be more different, which extends to their outputs this year. Sale’s has been good. Colón’s has been bad. He can still have good games — his season has tailed off a bit since his perfect game bid in Houston earlier this year on Sunday Night Baseball — but he can also get knocked around. This Red Sox team, right now, seems posed to do it yet again tonight.

Sale you know about. Nothing much notable about the lineups except Eduardo Núñez is at third and Brock Holt is at second. No Rafael Devers against Bartolo, which is regrettable but the other guys are good, so it’s not all bad.

About last night’s game: More carnage. 8-4. Recap’s here. “On to Wednesday.”

Forecast: A wonderful 72 degrees and mostly sunny.

Today’s reading: Matt reminds you that scared money don’t make money when it comes to the luxury tax.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 94 vs. Rangers

Lineup Spot Rangers Red Sox
Lineup Spot Rangers Red Sox
1 Delino DeShields, CF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Elvis Andrus, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Nomar Mazara, RF J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Adrián Beltré, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B
5 Rougned Odor, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Jurickson Profar, 3B Brock Holt, 2B
7 Robinson Chirinos, C Eduardo Núñez, 3B
8 Joey Gallo, LF Sandy León, C
9 Ryan Rua, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Bartolo Colón, RHP Chris Sale, LHP