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Red Sox at Rays lineup: Go seize tonight

The Raptors? Butts.

Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays
Go C’s!
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The Red Sox look to build on their Thursday night win against Tampa Bay tonight at 6:40 p.m. before the Celtics face off against the Raptors in Game 7 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semifinals.

This is a baseball blog, so we won’t get into the sinking feeling we’ve had since OG Anunoby hit the shot to win Game 3, if only because it pales in comparison to the rage felt over this sequence of events by the editor of this site. It’s the same sinking feeling we get when we see the Andrew Triggs vs. Blake Snell matchup for tonight, only for a game that matters a whole lot more.

By the way, it’s officially the home stretch now. This is game 46, the start of the final quarter of a season no one was certain would get this far. It hasn’t been great, but we made it to football season! Perhaps it’s fitting the Sox are in Tompa Bay.

Anyhow wanna hear something weird? The Rays are starting nine lefty hitters. That’s all of them! That... is rare:

The Red Sox... are not doing this. They have both flavors of hitter. They do not have JD Martinez, tho. Thankfully they have Bobby Dalbec — you know, for the Bombs.

Go C’s. I mean Sox. Sox.

Game 46 at Rays

Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
Lineup spot Red Sox Rays
1 Alex Verdugo, RF Austin Meadows, CF
2 Rafael Devers, 3B Joey Wendle, SS
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Brandon Lowe, 2B
4 Christian Vázquez, DH Ji-Man Choi, 1B
5 Kevin Plawecki, C Kevin Kiermaier, CF
6 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Yoshi Tsutsugo, 3B
7 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Nate Lowe, DH
8 Michael Chavis, LF Brett Phillips, RF
9 Christian Arroyo, 2B Michael Pérez, C
SP Andrew Triggs, RHP Blake Snell, LHP