Game 56: Blue Jays at Red Sox lineups and preview

Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 5-1 in his last outing, a victory over the Braves.
Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 5-1 in his last outing, a victory over the Braves.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (38-17)BLUE JAYS (25-30)
Benintendi CFHernandez RF
Bogaerts SSPillar CF
Martinez LFSolarte SS
Devers 3BSmoak 1B
Núñez DHMorales DH
Holt 2BTravis 2B
Swihart 1BGranderson LF
Vázquez CMaile C
Bradley Jr. RFUrshela 3B
Pitching: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (5-1, 4.02)Pitching: RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-0, 2.30)

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Gaviglio: Martinez 0-3, Benintendi 0-2, Betts 0-3, Moreland 1-2, Vazquez 0-2, Bogaerts 0-0 (HBP), Bradley 0-1, Devers 0-1, Holt 1-1, Nunez 0-1.

Blue Jays vs. Rodriguez: Donaldson 1-16, Martin 4-14, Morales 5-19, Pillar 5-18, Travis 3-10, Smoak 2-7, Hernandez 1-5, Maile 1-4, Solarte 1-3, Urshela 0-2.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 9-1 in games started by Eduardo Rodriguez this season.

Notes: The Sox have won four of five, eight of 10 and 10 of their last 13 games. … Toronto has lost 12 of 16 and is 13 games out. … Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 2.11 ERA in his last four starts. He faced the Jays on April 25 and allowed three runs over six innings. … Sleep not on 28-year-old journeyman Sam Gaviglio. Toronto is his fourth organization since 2014, but in two starts this season he has allowed three runs over 11.1 innings and struck out 12 with three walks. Gaviglio faced the Sox twice in relief earlier this season and allowed one run on two hits over 4.1 innings and struck out six with one walk. … Jackie Bradley Jr. has hit safely in seven of the last eight games he has started at 8 of 26 with four extra-base hits, two RBIs, five runs, and three walks. His OPS has climbed from .502 to .568. … Mitch Moreland is 7 of 21 with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in five games since the Sox dropped Hanley Ramirez off the roster. … The Sox are 6-2 against Toronto and have outscored the Jays, 41-27. … Smokin’ Joe Kelly allowed four runs on Opening Day. In 24 games since he has given up one run over 25.2 innings.

Song of the Day: “Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards.


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