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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: More Of The Same As Sox Face Third Straight Southpaw

The Red Sox will kick off their series against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night with their third straight game against a left-handed pitcher--namely Aaron Laffey. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

The Sox have had very different results against the first two lefties they faced in and Pedro Hernandez and Jose Quintana, dominating the former and being shut down by the latter. Both games ended with the Red Sox celebrating, however, and with there being no real question as to who should and should not be batting against left-handed pitchers, the Sox are set to stand pat with their lineup, simply switching the order of Mike Aviles and Kelly Shoppach in the seventh and eighth spots.

Boston Red Sox (48-45)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  7. Kelly Shoppach, C
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, DH

Toronto Blue Jays (45-47)

  1. Anthony Gose, RF
  2. Colby Rasmus, CF
  3. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  4. Adam Lind, DH
  5. J.P. Arencibia, C
  6. Kelly Johnson, 2B
  7. Yunel Escobar, SS
  8. Travis Snider, LF
  9. Yan Gomes, 3B

Next Game

Toronto Blue Jays
@ Boston Red Sox

Friday, Jul 20, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Aaron Laffey vs Josh Beckett

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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