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Game #11 GameThread - Blue Jays @ Red Sox

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox start a four-game series at Fenway Park tonight, in what seems to be the 18th time they've played each other in April if we count the games in Montreal with R.A. Dickey battling Rick Porcello.

The Blue Jays are tapping Justin Smoak to play first base against the righty Porcello and of course Josh Thole will be behind the plate to try to corral Dickey's pitches. Catching for the Red Sox is Christian Vazquez, who was activated from the disabled list earlier today (Blake Swihart was sent back down to triple-A). Vazquez hasn't played a major league game since the end of 2014, having spent all of 2015 recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Lineup

TORONTO BLUE JAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Kevin Pillar - CF Mookie Betts - RF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jose Bautista - RF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Edwin Encarnacion - DH David Ortiz - DH
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Justin Smoak - 1B Travis Shaw - 3B
Michael Saunders - LF Brock Holt - LF
Ryan Goins - 2B Christian Vazquez - C
Josh Thole - C Jackie Bradley Jr. - CF
R.A. Dickey - SP Rick Porcello - SP

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GO JAYS GO!