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Game 99: Red Sox, Blue Jays Lineups and Notes

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John Lackey will be looking for his 11th win tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. Bob Levey / Getty Images

The Red Sox open a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night with John Lackey taking the hill.

Tonight’s game is the start of a seven-game road trip, ending with a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Shane Victorino, after returning from the DL on Saturday, will take his first scheduled day off to ease him back into the mix.

Here are today’s lineups:

RED SOX (46-52)
1. Brock Holt RF
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. David Ortiz DH
4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Daniel Nava LF
6. Stephen Drew SS
7. Xander Bogaerts 3B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
9. Christian Vazquez C
SP: John Lackey RHP (10-6, 3.79 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (51-48)
1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Munenori Kawasaki 2B
3. Melky Cabrera LF
4. Jose Bautista DH
5. Colby Rasmus CF
6. Dan Johnson 1B
7. Erik Kratz C
8. Juan Francisco 3B
9. Anthony Gose RF
SP: Drew Hutchinson RHP (6-8, 4.16 ERA)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

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

Notes: The Red Sox have won seven of their last eight games. They’re still six games away from .500 and the second American League Wild Card spot. And they’re 7.5 games away from AL East leading Baltimore. .. Lackey is making his 20th start of the season and 10th on the road. He got his 10th win of the season in his last start on July 11, going 6.0 innings while allowing four hits and two runs against the Houston Astros. .. This is the first time Lackey is facing Toronto this year and the second time in the past two seasons. He gave up two runs and five hits while fanning eight in 4.1 innings the last time he pitched at Rogers Centre, April 6, 2013.

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