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Game 26 Lineups: Can Jon Lester Help Red Sox Sweep the Blue Jays?

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After taking the first two games of a three-game series in Toronto, the Boston Red Sox once again have the chance to get back to .500 today. The last time the team was even was on April 4 at 2-2. That being said, they have yet to put together a three-game win streak this season, though things have certainly looked better as of late.

After a disappointing 5-9 start, the Red Sox are 7-4 since April 16, which is tied for the 2nd-best record in the American League in that span. With a strong showing so far against the Blue Jays, perhaps Boston is finally kicking aside the World Series hangover.

Here are the lineups for today's game, with David Ortiz sitting and yesterday's grand slammer AJ Pierzynski filling in at DH, as the Red Sox go for their first sweep of 2014:

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RED SOX (12-13)
1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
3. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
4. A.J. Pierzynski (L) DH
5. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
6. Jonny Gomes (R) RF
7. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. David Ross (R) C
SP: Jon Lester (LHP) (2-3, 2.67 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (11-13)
1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Bautista (R) CF
4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) 1B
5. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B
6. Juan Francisco (L) DH
7. Moises Sierra (R) RF
8. Josh Thole (L) C
9. Jonathan Diaz (R) 2B
SP: R.A. Dickey (RHP) (1-3, 5.90 ERA)

Game time: 1:07 p.m.

Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM), WCEC 1490 AM