Game 132 Lineups and Notes: David Ortiz Still Missing From Sox Starting Nine

After blwoing a 3-0 lead in the ninth on Monday, Yoenis Cespedes’ two-out RBI single in the 10th helped the Sox avoid another deflating loss. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Looking like they were about to blow their second game in less than a week that they held a 3-0 lead in the ninth, the Red Sox were able to pull off a win in Toronto on Monday, thanks to a two-out single by Yoenis Cespedes in the 10th that scored Brock Holt for the go-ahead run. The Sox can make it two in a row on Tuesday, but for the second straight night, they’ll have to do it without David Ortiz, who is still out with injuries to his elbow and foot he suffered against the Mariners over the weekend. Here’s a look at the rest of the lineups for tonight’s matchup at the Rogers Centre.


RED SOX (57-74)

1. Brock Holt (SS)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. Yoenis Cespedes (LF)
4. Mike Napoli (DH)
5. Daniel Nava (RF)
6. Allen Craig (1B)
7. Will Middlebrooks (3B)
8. Mookie Betts (CF)
9. Christian Vazquez (C)
SP: Rubby De La Rosa (RHP) (4-5, 3.69 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (66-65)

1. Jose Reyes (SS)
2. Melky Cabrera (LF)
3. Jose Bautista (RF)
4. Adam Lind (DH)
5. Edwin Encarnacion (1B)
6. Colby Rasmus (CF)
7. Juan Francisco (3B)
8. Josh Thole (C)
9. Muenori Kawasaki (2B)
SP: R.A. Dickey (RHP) (10-12, 4.08 ERA)

Game time: 7:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox stole a season-high 4 bases last night — 2 by Brock Holt and 1 each by Mookie Betts and Daniel Nava — and were not caught on the basepaths…Boston has been caught stealing just once in the team’s last 18 attempts beginning 7/12…In fact, the Sox own the best SB rate in the majors since the All-Star break at 94% (16 of 17) after posting a major league-worst 60% rate (30 of 50) before the break…Yoenis Cespedes, who drove in the winning run last night with a 2-out 10th-inning single, has driven in a team-leading 19 of Boston’s 83 runs scored (23%) since joining the team on 8/2 (6th in AL)…He has the game-winning RBI in 3 of the 8 wins since his debut, trailing only TB’s Evan Longoria (5) in the AL since 8/2…His 7 go-ahead RBI as a Red Sox rank 3rd in the AL since his Sox debut, trailing only TB’s Evan Longoria and MIN’s Trevor Plouffe (8 each)…All 4 of Cespedes’s homers as a Red Sox have given the team a lead, tied with KC’s Alex Gordon and ATL’s Justin Upton for the most in MLB since 8/1.

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