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Red Sox at Blue Jays Lineups: Make it two in a row

The Red Sox look to make it two in a row and clinch a series victory in Toronto.

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The Red Sox got off to the hot start they were looking for Tuesday night in Toronto, scoring four runs in the first inning to take a solid lead before the Blue Jays even got a chance to bat. They’ll look to follow that same formula in this game, which duh that’s what they always try to do. Originally they were slated to go against former top prospect Sean Reid-Foley for Wednesday night’s game, but the righty had to be used in relief on Tuesday after the Red Sox got to Trent Thornton early. Instead, they’ll be facing off against rookie Jacob Waguespack. The righty has just one major-league appearance under his belt, a four-inning relief outing in which he allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts against the Rays back at the end of May.

On the other side, Chris Sale will be pitching looking for a sharper outing than his last couple. The offense has done a good job of picking up their ace of late, but hopefully that won’t be necessary this time around. Sale did pitch against Toronto two starts ago and he allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings. Look for him to come out strong in this outing and try to set a good tone early.

The full lineups are below. Note that as I write this the Blue Jays have not announced their lineup. I will update when those are released.

Game 86 at Blue Jays

Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
Lineup Spot Red Sox Blue Jays
1 Mookie Betts, RF
2 Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 J.D. Martinez, DH
5 Andrew Benintendi, LF
6 Christian Vázquez, C
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
8 Michael Chavis, 1B
9 Brock Holt, 2B
SP Chris Sale, LHP Jacob Waguespack, RHP