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Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: What’s better than 100 wins? 101 wins

And so on.

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The Red Sox (100-46) look to continue their march toward their best-ever record when they take on the Blue Jays (65-80) tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN).

About tonight’s game: The increasingly dominant Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 3.64 ERA) looks to pick up where the increasingly dominant David Price left off last night. He’ll face off with Sam Gaviglio (3-8, 5.25 ERA), who, like most of the Jays, is still trying to figure things out at this point. Gaviglio will face a goofy Sox lineup that sees Mookie Betts taking a rest, Andrew Benintendi in the leadoff spot, Ian Kinsler batting second and, further down, Blake Swihart at DH.

About last night’s game: Win No. 100 was a 1-0 game in which the only run was scored on a fifth-inning wild pitch, but who cares? Price was fantastic, Steven Wright got himself out of jam and Craig Kimbrel nailed the door shut.

Forecast: A nice night, provided the rain doesn’t show up.

Today’s reading: Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic’s history of the 1918 World Series is stuck behind a paywall, but is well worth it if you’re able to scale said wall.

A good tweet:


Game 147 vs. Blue Jays

Lineup spot Blue Jays Red Sox
Lineup spot Blue Jays Red Sox
1 Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Yangervis Solarte, 3B Ian Kinsler, 2B
3 Justin Smoak, 1B Mitch Moreland, 1B
4 Kendrys Morales, DH J.D. Martinez, RF
5 Randal Grichuk, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Kevin Pillar, CF Blake Swihart, DH
7 Teoscar Hernandez, LF Eduardo Núñez, 3B
8 Aledmys Diaz, 3B Christian Vázquez, C
9 Rosie McGuire, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Sam Gaviglio, RHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP