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Game #15 GameThread: Red Sox @ Blue Jays

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Trying to build on a 1-game winning streak. It's an early game, 10:30 start here in Alberta, so Jays, please, don't make it a 'drive Tom to drink' game.

In tough today, Red Sox have Chris Sale starting. He's tough enough against teams that aren't cold. But then Marco Estrada looked pretty good in his last start too.

Not much for Jays news:

  • They announced Mat Latos would start tomorrow and Casey Lawrence would start Saturday, but we knew that already.
  • J.A. Happ threw a bit today. John Lott tweeted:

I'm going to try not to worry that they didn't want to comment.

Tulo gets a day off. It looks like Smoak has earned a full-time role, at least while he is swinging the bat well. I would consider giving Jose a day off. Goins is the one lefty bat in the lineup.

Today's Lineups

Dustin Pedroia - 2B Kevin Pillar - CF
Andrew Benintendi - CF Jose Bautista - RF
Mookie Betts - RF Kendrys Morales - DH
Hanley Ramirez - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Mitch Moreland - 1B Steve Pearce - LF
Xander Bogaerts - SS Darwin Barney - 3B
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Sandy Leon - C Devon Travis - 2B
Brock Holt - LF Ryan Goins - SS
Chris Sale - LHP Marco Estrada - RHP


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