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Red Sox at Rays lineup: At least it’s warmer

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It’s also much uglier inside the Trop, but enough about the Red Sox season so far.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
At least it’ll be warmer.
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Game 20 at Rays

Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
1 Andrew Benintendi, LF Yandy Díaz, 1B
2 Mookie Betts, RF Tommy Pham, LF
3 Mitch Moreland, 1B Austin Meadows, DH
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Avisaíl Garcia, RF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Daniel Robertson, 3B
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Guillermo Heredia, CF
7 Christian Vázquez, C Brandon Lowe, 2B
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Willy Adames, SS
9 Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B Michael Pérez, C
SP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP Ryne Stanek, RHP

The Red Sox (6-13) square off with the first-place Rays (14-5), whom they already somehow trail by eight games so far, when the teams meet tonight in Florida (7:10 p.m.) Andrew Benintendi’s back on the top of the lineup for Boston, while Tzu-Wei Lin gets the start at second base as the Sox reckon, poorly, with the end of the Dustin Pedroia experiment. The team’s a mess, and Lin will help to clean it up, no matter how temporary a solution.

The Rays have been the anti-Sox this year — always actually, but who’s counting? — and tonight they send Ryne Stanek to the mound as the opener, a role in which he has thrived so far this season, not unlike most of his teammates, and which could very well work tonight against a flailing Red Sox team. That or it could not work. Those are two outcomes. Watch tonight to find out which is the real one!