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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: Forgive us, but it’s still a little dusty in here

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The Sox look to stay on the right track in the afterglow of Dustin Pedroia’s retirement ceremony.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
It worked yesterday, let’s try it again.
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The Red Sox look to keep the Yankees firmly in the rearview mirror tonight behind Nathan Eovalid (7:15 p.m., FOX) as they bask in the glow of a perfect Friday night victory.

Dustin Pedroia’s No. 15 now hangs retired from Fenway Park, which is great news for him and Kevin Millar, who can claim it’s for him. The good feelings yesterday were restorative for everyone, including a Sox team coming off its worst loss of the year, and a great night against their archrivals has them likely looking for more. Keep the pressure on, boys! No letup. We only have so many Pedeys to go around.

The big news in today’s lineup is the first Major League start for Connor Wong, who will catch and bat ninth! Fun stuff, I suppose. Michael Chavis is in the (extremely cursed) leadoff spot, and will look to exorcise a whole season’s worth of demons for the one hitter. The good news is that even if he fails, Eovaldi’s on the mound, which gives the Sox a great chance to win against Nate’s old team. Who are a bunch of buttheads, as you can see:

Game 77 vs. Yankees

Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
1 D.J. LeMahieu, 2B Michael Chavis, 2B
2 Aaron Judge, RF Alex Verdugo, LF
3 Gary Sánchez, C J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Giancarlo Stanton, DH Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Luke Voit, 1B Rafael Devers, 3B
6 Gio Urshela, 3B Hunter Renfroe, RF
7 Gleyber Torres, SS Kiké Hernández, CF
8 Miguel Andújar, LF Bobby Dalbec, 1B
9 Brett Gardner, CF Connor Wong, C
SP Jordan Montgomery, LHP Nathan Eovaldi, RHP