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Game 106: Xander Bogaerts Back In The Red Sox Lineup Tonight

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Jim Davis / Globe Staff


The Red Sox are back home at Fenway Park tonight following a frustrating 2-5 road trip and will face the Toronto Blue Jays to begin a six-game homestand.

Xander Bogaerts, who was given a day off on Sunday, is back in the lineup tonight, playing third base and batting eighth for Boston. Bogaerts is 4-for-6 with two doubles off Jays starter R.A. Dickey this season.

Here are the full lineups:

RED SOX (48-57)
1. Brock Holt (L) CF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Daniel Nava (S) LF
6. Shane Victorino (R) RF
7. Stephen Drew (L) SS
8. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
9. David Ross (R) C
SP Clay Buchholz (R) (5-6, 5.50 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (56-50)
1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Bautista (R) DH
4. Juan Francisco (L) 1B
5. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
6. Munenori Kawasaki (L) 3B
7. Josh Thole (L) C
8. Ryan Goins (L) 2B
9. Anthony Gose (L) RF
SP R.A. Dickey (R) (8-10, 4.04 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

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

Notes: Toronto leads the season series with Boston, 7-3... The Sox have won their last five games at Fenway... Dickey and Buchholz matched up last Wednesday in Toronto with the Jays coming out on top, 3-2... Dickey is 2-0 with 11 strikeouts and one walk to go along with a 3.65 ERA over the Red Sox this season... The last time Dickey started at Fenway, he picked up the loss in a 5-2 Red Sox win... David Ortiz is 5-for-15 against Dickey in his career... Buchholz lost for the first time in three starts in Toronto last week to drop to 5-6 with a 5.50 ERA on the season... The Jays have beaten Buchholz the last five times they've faced him at Fenway... Buchholz is 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA this season.

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