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Red Sox vs. Marlins lineup: The summer of David Price rolls on

The AL’s hottest pitcher takes the mound in the searing heat.

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The Red Sox (91-42) look to start another winning streak when they face the Marlins (53-80) for game two of this two-game series tonight at Fenway Park (6:35 p.m., NESN).

About today’s game: David Price (14-6, 3.40 ERA), who’s been Chris Sale while Sale is hurt, will look to continue his summer of domination against a team used to being dominated. Price has gone 1-0 with a 1.09 ERA since the All-Star break, and he’ll face off against righty Trevor Richards (3-7, 4.23 ERA), about whom I have nothing more to say.

Mitch Moreland is out of the lineup against the righty, likely for both rest slump-breaking purposes, and Steve Pearce takes his place. Sandy León is back behind the plate, with Blake Swihart heading back to the bench.

About last night’s game: An utterly stupid contest that the bullpen blew twice before the Sox won, 8-7, on a walk-off error. Sure. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: 93 and humid. Dog days!

Today’s reading: I wrote about Worcester’s $101 million gamble in plucking the PawSox. I don’t think it’s going to end well, but it’s not as bad as it could be, which, hooray?

A good tweet from last night:


Game 134 vs. Marlins

Lineup Spot Marlins Red Sox
Lineup Spot Marlins Red Sox
1 Rafael Ortega, RF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Brian Anderson, 3B Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 J.T. Realmuto, C Steve Pearce, 1B
4 Starlin Castro, 2B J.D. Martinez, DH
5 Derek Dietrich, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Austin Dean, LF Eduardo Núñez, 3B
7 Miguel Rojas, 1B Ian Kinsler, 2B
8 JT Riddle, SS Sandy León, C
9 Isaac Galloway, CF Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
SP Trevor Richards, RHP David Price, LHP