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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays: Jon Lester, Boston Go For Sweep In Toronto

You'd be hard pressed to find a hotter team in professional sports than the Boston Red Sox. Winners of their last eight games, the Red Sox have been on an absolute tear since their dismal 2-11 start at the beginning of the season.

Jon Lester and the Red Sox will look to win their ninth in a row and go for a clean sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third and final game of a three-game weekend set at 1:07 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre (TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI).

Boston, which possesses the best record in the American League at 38-26, won the first two games of the series in convincing fashion. Adrian Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with three RBI in Boston's 5-1 win in the series opener and Jason Varitek (four RBI) led a huge offensive explosion on Saturday as the Red Sox scored a season-high 16 runs in a 16-4 win.

Here are the lineups for Sunday's series finale.

Boston Red Sox (38-26)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. Carl Crawford, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. J.D. Drew, RF
  9. Marco Scutaro, SS
Starting Pitcher: Jon Lester, LHP (8-2, 3.98)

Toronto Blue Jays (32-33)

  1. Yunel Escobar, SS
  2. Corey Patterson, LF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Adam Lind, 1B
  5. JP Arencibia, C
  6. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  7. Aaron Hill, 2B
  8. Rajai Davis, CF
  9. Jayson Nix, 3B
Starting Pitcher: Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-4, 4.98 ERA)

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