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Lineups and Game Notes: Holt Gets a Night Off, Victorino to Bat First

Brock Holt has played every game for the Red Sox since May 17; he finally gets a well-deserved night off on Wednesday in Toronto. Michael Dwyer/AP

One night after scoring a season-high 14 runs, the Red Sox saw their bats go cold on Tuesday as they, once again, left Jake Peavy hanging, stranding nine runners on base in a 7-3 loss that wasn’t as close as the final indicated. The Sox now look to earn at least a series split of their four-game set with a win on Wednesday at Rogers Centre. For the first time since being called back up in May, Brock Holt gets the night off, as Nava, Bradley, and Victorino man the outfield. Here’s a look at the rest of tonight’s lineups:


RED SOX (47-53)
1. Shane Victorino (RF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Mike Napoli (1B)
5. Daniel Nava (LF)
6. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
7. Stephen Drew (SS)
8. Christian Vazquez (C)
9. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (CF)
SP: Clay Buchholz (RHP) (5-5, 5.46 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (52-49)
1. Jose Reyes (SS)
2. Melky Cabrera (LF)
3. Jose Bautista (1B)
4. Dioner Navarro (DH)
5. Colby Rasmus (CF)
6. Munenori Kawasaki (3B)
7. Josh Thole (C)
8. Ryan Goins (2B)
9. Anthony Gose (RF)
SP: R.A. Dickey (RHP) (7-10, 3.95 ERA)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox have won 8 of their last 10 games since falling a season-high 12 games below .500 on 7/8 (39-51)…This is the best record for any MLB team in its last 10 games…The Sox have outscored opponents 60-26 in these 10 games…Boston over last 10 games is batting .307, .372 OBP, .490 SLG, 37 XBH (22 2B, 3 3B, 12 HR), 35 BB…Club pitching has a 2.63 ERA, 89.0 IP, 75 H, 26 R, 19 BB, 86 SO…The Red Sox have gone deep in a season-high 7 straight games, with 12 homers in that span…The club’s most consecutive games with a home run in 2013 was 8, done twice: 6/1-9 (17 HR) and 7/27-8/3 (14 HR)…In the last 7 games, those 12 homers have accounted for 20 of the club’s 43 runs scored…The Red Sox’ 59 quality starts this year rank 2nd in the AL behind only the A’s (63)…Boston’s 59 quality starts are the team’s most through 100 games in 68 years (59 QS through 100 G in 1946).


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