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Red Sox at Royals lineups: The gift of Sox

On this Father’s Day, let the boys of summer entertain us.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals
More bombs plz Bobby.
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The Red Sox look to escape Kansas City with a series win when they wrap their three-game set this afternoon behind Nathan Eovaldi (2:10 p.m., NESN).

Eovaldi is coming off maybe his best start of the season against the muscular Blue Jays, during which he pitches 623 innings of scoreless baseball and only allowed three hits. The Sox will look to start another winnings streak today, and Eovaldi knows it’s on his shoulders after Martín Pérez’s good start yesterday, writes MLB.com’s Jordan Horrobin:

“Whenever we get on a good streak, it starts with good pitching,” Eovaldi said. “If you look back to the previous ones, all the starters, we were all rolling together. I think it takes one starter to go out there and do a great job, and it kind of resets everybody.”

Rafael Devers walked the last Eovaldi game off, and he’s in the lineup today with all of the main regulars except Christian Vázquez, who cedes the Sunday start to Kevin Plawecki against journeyman lefty Mike Minor. Adelberto Mondesi is back in Kansas City’s starting lineup after a breather, and old friend Andrew Benintendi is still on the bench. Sad. Nothing but love for him and all the dads today. Happy birthday, dads! My gifts are the full lineups, maybe even error-free, right here:

Game 72 at Royals

Lineup spot Red Sox Royals
Lineup spot Red Sox Royals
1 Christian Arroyo, 2B Whit Merrifield, RF
2 Alex Verdugo, LF Carlos Santana, DH
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Salvador Pérez, C
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Adelberto Mondesi, SS
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Kelvin Guittérrez, 3B
6 Hunter Renfroe, RF Hunter Dozier, 1B
7 Kiké Hernandez, CF Jarrod Dyson, LF
8 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Michael A. Taylor. CF
9 Kevin Plawecki, C Nicky Lopez, 2B
SP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP Mike Minor, LHP