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Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Can Rick Porcello and Red Sox pull out win against the Rays?

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The Red Sox have dropped their past two games in a critical month of games against both the Yankees and Rays.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

ThouThe Boston Red Sox have dropped their past two games, and things are looking shaky.

After a 9-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday, and a 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, Rick Porcello will look to help his team win the middle game of the series against the Rays.

Porcello is enjoying a perfect month of July, and by that I mean he is 4-0 through this month. His average ERA (around 5.40), though, isn’t great, but he’s gone undefeated thanks in large part to huge run support.

The top of Boston’s lineup will remain the same with Mookie Betts leading off, followed by Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts. All of whom need to be on their game offensively to propel the Red Sox to a win over Tampa.

Sam Travis, who is playing great during his latest recall, will bat sixth. Through his last seven games, Travis is batting .438 with one homer and three RBI’s. Michael Chavis will also jump back into the lineup for Boston today, as he bats eighth behind Christian Vazquez. Like Travis, Chavis is also doing well at the dish for the Red Sox. He’s batting .300 with three RBI’s.

Here's Wednesday night’s lineup:

Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup

Lineup Spot Rays Red Sox
Lineup Spot Rays Red Sox
1 Ji-Man Choi, DH Mookie Betts, RF
2 Austin Meadows, LF Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Travis d'Arnaud, C Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Nick Lowe, 1B JD Martinez, DH
5 Avisail Garcia, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF
6 Kevin Kiermaier, CF Sam Travis, 1B
7 Matt Duffy, 3B Christian Vázquez, C
8 Eric Sogard, 2B Michael Chavis, 2B
9 Willy Adames, SS Jackie Bradley Jr, CF
SP Andrew Kittredge, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP