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Red Sox at Indians lineup: The hangover lineup is... something

One day after the Sox clinched the division against the Yankees, they roll out the B team in Cleveland.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
Yeah he’s not playing today.
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The American League East-winning Red Sox (104-49), or some portion thereof, look to add to their gaudy win total against the American League Central champion-to-be Indians (85-67) tonight in Cleveland (7:10 p.m., NESN, ESPN2). It’s a matchup of ‘Guys who could have been the Cy Young Award frontrunners if they hadn’t gotten hurt’ as Chris Sale (12-4, 1.92 ERA) squared off against Trevor Bauer (12-6, 2.22 ERA), who’s a couple starts behind Sale in the return process and is only expected to go a couple innings tonight.

He’ll face a hilarious Sox lineup that reflects a long night of partying in New York after yesterday’s 11-6 win. Here it is — don’t look directly at it, lest you turn to stone:

Game 154 at Indians

Lineup spot Red Sox Indians
Lineup spot Red Sox Indians
1 Tzu-Wei Lin, CF Francisco Lindor, SS
2 Brandon Phillips, 2B Michael Brantley, LF
3 Rafael Devers, 3B José Ramírez, 2B
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Edwin Encarnación, 1B
5 Steve Pearce, 1B Josh Donaldson, DH
6 Brock Holt, SS Yandy Díaz, 3B
7 Blake Swihart, RF Brandon Guyer, RF
8 Sam Travis, LF Yan Gomes, C
9 Sandy León, C Jason Kipnis, CF
SP Chris Sale, LHP Trevor Bauer, RHP