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Lineups and Game Notes: After Sitting Series Opener, Victorino Back in Right

Shane Victorino sat out the Red Sox’ 14-1 win on Monday, but he’s back in the starting nine for Tuesday’s game in Toronto. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The Red Sox have come out of the All-Star break on fire, having won all four games they have played and eight of their last nine going back to July 9, and now take on the Blue Jays tonight in the second of their three-game set at the Rogers Centre. After sitting out the first game of the series, Shane Victorino is back in the Sox lineup; here’s a look at the rest of the lineups for tonight’s matchup:

RED SOX (47-52)
1. Brock Holt (CF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Mike Napoli (1B)
5. Jonny Gomes (LF)
6. Shane Victorino (RF)
7. Stephen Drew (SS)
8. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
9. David Ross (C)
SP: Jake Peavy (RHP) (1-8, 4.59 ERA)


BLUE JAYS (51-49)
1. Jose Reyes (SS)
2. Melky Cabrera (LF)
3. Jose Bautista (RF)
4. Dioner Navarro (C)
5. Colby Rasmus (DH)
6. Juan Francisco (1B)
7. Munenori Kawasaki (2B)
8. Ryan Goins (2B)
9. Anthony Gose (CF)
SP: J.A. Happ (LHP) (7-5, 4.91 ERA)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: With last night’s 14-run output, the Red Sox moved from last in the AL in runs (380) to 10th in the AL (394)…The Sox rank 2nd in MLB with 354 walks (OAK, 366) and are 4th in the AL in times on base (1,241)…Boston has seen an MLB-high 15,409 pitches and is averaging 4.03 pitches/PA, 2nd in MLB to MIN (4.05)…Boston has won each of its first 4 games after the All-Star break for the first time since the 1996 won 5 straight after returning…David Ortiz hit 2-run homers in back-to-back at-bats last night to snap a 1-for-20 stretch…It was his 3rd multi-homer game of the season and the 44th of his career, moving into a tie with Mike Schmidt and Willie McCovey for 20th place in MLB history.


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