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Red Sox at White Sox lineups: Trick’em, Nick

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The Sox go for the series win this afternoon in Chicago.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Get’em, Mac.
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The Red Sox go for the series win against the White Sox behind Chris Sale fill-in Nick Pivetta this afternoon in Chicago (2:10 p.m., NESN, TBS out-of-market).

Today was supposed to be a day seeing Sale face his old team, but that plan was scuttled when Sale caught the plague alongside the half of the team, and now he’s waiting out said plague on the COVID IL. Pivetta will attempt to duplicate his results, which is as tall an order as Sale is tall, but not out of the question. It doesn’t help that the White Sox are really freaking good at hitting, but we’ve all got our battles, right?

Cy Young Award contender Lance Lynn—yes, I know, it doesn’t seem right—starts for the White Sox, and what better way to celebrate this holiest of football Sundays than putting up a touchdown on him? That’s what I vote for, and I trust I have your vote.

Go Pats. No Xander or J.D. today, it is what it is:

Game 145 at White Sox

Lineup spot Red Sox White Sox
Lineup spot Red Sox White Sox
1 Kiké Hernández, 2B Luis Robert, CF
2 Kyle Schwarber, LF Yoan Moncada, 3B
3 Hunter Renfroe, RF Jose Abreu, DH
4 Rafael Devers, 3B Eloy Jiménez, LF
5 Alex Verdugo, CF Yasmani Grandal, 1B
6 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Leury Garcia, SS
7 Travis Shaw, DH Gavin Sheets, RF
8 Kevin Plawecki, C Cesar Hernandez, 2B
9 José Iglesias, SS Seby Zavala, C
SP Nick Pivetta, RHP Lance Lynn, RHP