Game 44 Lineups: Red Sox Look to Get Offense Rolling Against Blue Jays


Nevermind Stephen Drew, there’s a game to play tonight! Felix Doubront takes the hill for the Red Sox who look to avoid losing their fifth straight game before Drew comes to the rescue. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-23)
1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (R) RF
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. Brock Holt (L) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Felix Doubront (L) (2-3, 4.54 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (23-22)
1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Bautista (R) RF
4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) 1B
5. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B
6. Dioner Navarro (S) DH
7. Steve Tolleson (R) 2B
8. Erik Kratz (R) C
9. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
SP J.A. Happ (L) (2-1, 3.57 ERA)


Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Location: Fenway Park, Boston
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: Stop me if you heard this, but the Red Sox current four-game losing streak marks the club’s longest slide since dropping the last eight games of the 2012 season under Bobby Valentine… The Red Sox offense has scored just six runs and batted .189 in the last four games… David Ortiz was batting .475 with five homers during a 10-game hitting streak before going 0 for 2 with two walks in Sunday’s loss to the Tigers… Doubront has given up two runs over his last 11-2/3 innings following a five-start stretch in which he went 0-3 with a 5.84 ERA… Happ will make his first start at Fenway after going 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA in four starts against Boston dating to his time with the Phillies… Jays slugger Jose Bautista, has three home runs in 14 at-bats against Doubront, is 11-for-23 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last six games at Fenway Park… The Jays have dropped five of the last seven games played in Boston.

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