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David Price and Red Sox look to sweep Rays in Tampa

The Red Sox look to be headed in the right direction, but can they keep it up?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox surprisingly beat the Tampa Bay Rays twice earlier in the week, now it’s up to David Price and the offense to keep up the good work and bring home the sweep.

With a win on Wednesday, Boston can solidify their spot in second place behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. It won’t be easy though, and with Charlie Morton on the mound for Tampa, Boston will need to bring their A-Game.

Mitch Moreland remains in the lineup for the Sox but he could be taken out at some point in the game as we saw Alex Cora replace him with Christian Vazquez on Tuesday night. Andrew Benintendi has also been quite shocking lately, performing far better at the plate.

Like I said, it’s not going to be easy for Boston to win on Wednesday afternoon, but if they do it’ll be a sigh of relief. It’ll be nice to see them in second place for the first time since the beginning of the season.

Here’s today’s starting lineups:

Game 103 Vs. Rays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Rays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Rays
1 Mookie Betts, RF Travis d'Arnaud, 1B
2 Rafael Devers, 3B Tommy Pham, LF
3 Xander Bogaerts SS Austin Meadows, DH
4 JD Martinez, DH Avisaíl García, RF
5 Andrew Benintendi, LF Matt Duffy, 3B
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Michael Brosseau, 2B
7 Christian Vázquez, C Joey Wendle, SS
8 Brock Holt, 2B Guillermo Heredia, CF
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Mike Zunino, C
SP David Price, LHP Charlie Morton, RHP