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Game 108 Lineups: Mike Napoli Is the DH as David Ortiz Gets a Night Off

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The Red Sox have lost seven of the last eight games and while the baseball world waits to see what happens with Jon Lester, the local nine looks to get back on the winning track on the diamond. Brandon Workman gets the start in place of the scratched Lester tonight, and David Ortiz gets a night off against Jays’ lefty Mark Buehrle.

Here are the lineups for tonight:

RED SOX (48-59)
1. Brock Holt (L) 1B
2. Shane Victorino (R) RF
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. Mike Napoli (R) DH
5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
6. Stephen Drew (L) SS
7. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. Christian Vazquez (R) C
SP Brandon Workman (R) (1-3, 4.13 ERA)


BLUE JAYS (58-50)
1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Bautista (R) 1B
4. Dioner Navarro (S) C
5. Juan Francisco (L) DH
6. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
7. Munenori Kawasaki (L) 3B
8. Ryan Goins (L) 2B
9. Anthony Gose (L) RF
SP Mark Buehrle (L) (10-7, 3.19 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

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

Notes: Workman has picked up a loss in each of his last three starts for the Red Sox before being sent down to Pawtucket on July 8. The righthander is 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in eight big league starts overall this season. The only time Workman faced the Jays was in relief last season… Buehrle stared the season red-hot but the veteran southpaw has not won a game since June 1. In his last outing, Buehrle was rocked for six runs and nine hits in Yankee Stadium, his worst start of the season to date. He’s 0-6 with a 4.83 ERA in his last nine starts. Buehrle is 1-1 with a 5.84 ERA in two outings against the Red Sox in 2014…Jonny Gomes has a pinch-hit in the last three Red Sox games. He’s reached base safely in half of his 50 plate appearances as a pinch-hitter since joining the Red Sox in 2013… Melky Cabrera is batting .388 against the Red Sox this season.


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