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Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: If David Price prayed for rain, it worked

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Josh A. Smith’s spot start was washed out last night, and Price makes his regular turn through the order. Thanks, rain!

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Make Josh proud.
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Game 27 vs. Rays

Lineup spot Tigers Red Sox
Lineup spot Tigers Red Sox
1 Yandy Diaz, 1B Andrew Benintendi, LF
2 Tommy Pham, DH Mookie Betts, RF
3 Daniel Robertson, 3B Mitch Moreland, 1B
4 Avisail Garcia, RF J.D. Martinez, DH
5 Mike Zunino, C Xander Bogaerts, SS
6 Kevin Kiermaier, CF Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Guillermo Heredia, LF Michael Chavis, 2B
8 Willy Adames, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
9 Christian Arroyo, 2B Christian Vázquez, C
SP Charlie Morton, RHP David Price, LHP

Dear Mother Nature: Sometimes we have issues. Today is not one of those times.

Last night the Sox were seriously about to start someone named Josh A. Smith in the year of someone’s lord 2019. Thankfully such drastic measures are no longer necessary, as David Price will take the mound against the Rays and Charlie Morton this afternoon at Fenway Park (4:05 p.m.). The Rays will be looking to avenge last weekend’s home sweep at the hands of Boston, the final game of which was Price’s last start. He went 5 innings and gave up 2 runs with 10 strikeouts, which is standard-issue stuff for pitchers these days and perfectly serviceable, albeit with room for improvement. Morton has a lot more room for improvement, as the Sox knocked him around for 5 runs over 6 innings a week ago today down in Florida. The lineup’s the same one I think we’re gonna see for a while now when everyone’s healthy and rested. That’s all for today, folks!