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Red Sox at Yankees lineups: No stupid stuff for Sunday Night Baseball, okay?

The Sox look to get back into the win column after yesterday’s farcical excuse for a game.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Just dingers!
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The Red Sox can take a series win against the Yankees tonight, and get revenge for last night’s sad, soaked, six-inning excuse for a game, when they square off tonight on the Worldwide Leader (7:08 p.m., ESPN).

Yesterday was preposterous, and it got off to a weird start early when it was revealed Xander Bogaerts had an off day. Today he does not have an off day, so perhaps today will not be preposterous or weird. The Sox are still undefeated against the Yankees in nine-inning games this year, so that’s kinda important to keep going, which they can do tonight behind Martín Pérez.

The Yankees start Jameison Taillon, who is a righty, so you know what that means! Jarren Duran, part 2. Not bad to hit a single on the first pitch you ever seen, especially when it’s off Gerrit Cole. Next up: A homer or two or six. Let’s see ‘em. It’s like 150 feet to right at the Stadium. Tonight is the night! All six!

Duran is batting seventh, leading off the bottom third of a Sox lineup that’s pretty hefty with Christian Arroyo—playing first base!—batting ninth. So the Sox should win, because the Yankees, who start both Trey Amburgey and Ryan LaMarre, are bad. I have spoken. Here are the lineups:

Game 93 at Yankees

Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
Lineup spot Red Sox Yankees
1 Kiké Hernández, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, 3B
2 Alex Verdugo, LF Giancarlo Stanton, DH
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Gary Sánchez, C
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Gleyber Torres, SS
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Chris Gittens, 1B
6 Hunter Renfroe, RF Trey Amburgey, RF
7 Jarren Duran, CF Rougned Odor, 2B
8 Christian Vázquez, C Ryan LaMarre, LF
9 Christian Arroyo, 1B Greg Allen, CF
SP Martín Pérez, LHP Jameson Taillon, RHP