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Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: How will they do it today?

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Can’t stop won’t stop
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (80-34), who refuse to lose under any circumstance, look to continue their scorching August when they face down the Blue Jays (51-61) again tonight in Toronto (7:07 p.m., NESN).

About today’s game: Brian Johnson (2-3, 3.74 ERA) is making another “fill-in” start, per the official Red Sox page, though one wonders how many he has to make before they call it something else. He’ll be matched by Mike Hauschild (1-0, 0.00 ERA), making his first career start in his sixth career appearance, so yeah, things aren’t going too well in Toronto.

Only change from last night’s lineup: Rafael Devers is back at third base and Eduardo Núñez shifts over to second.

About last night’s game: Marcus Stroman pitched as well as you can and was felled less by the Sox than a blister but he was felled by a blister, and once he was out of the game the Sox took advantage, building a 5-4 lead that Craig Kimbrel would blow by giving up a solo home run to Justin Smoak. BUT! In the top of the 10th inning the Sox exploded for 5 runs, propelled by a Mitch Moreland 2-run shot, and the game would end 10-7, somehow. Important part: Another win! Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: 75 degrees, so maybe the roof is open again, which is nice.

Today’s reading: Matt loves few things, but he loves this team.

A good tweet:


Game 115 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Randal Grichuk, RF
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Devon Travis, 2B
3 Mitch Moreland, 1B Justin Smoak, 1B
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Teoscar Hernández, LF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Kendrys Morales, DH
6 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Yangervis Solarte, 3B
7 Eduardo Núñez, 2B Russell Martin, C
8 Rafael Devers, 3B Aledmys Díaz, SS
9 Sandy León, C Kevin Pillar, CF
SP Brian Johnson, LHP Mike Hauschild, RHP