Game 12: Blue Jays at Red Sox lineups and notes
Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (3-8)||BLUE JAYS (3-8)|
|Benintendi LF||Galvis SS|
|Betts RF||Hernandez LF|
|Moreland 1B||Drury 3B|
|Martinez DH||Grichuk CF|
|Bogaerts SS||Jansen C|
|Devers 3B||Gurriel DH|
|Pedroia 2B||Urena 2B|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Hanson 1B|
|Vázquez C||McKinney LF|
|Pitching: LHP Chris Sale (0-2, 8.00)||Pitching: RHP Matt Shoemaker (2-0, 0.00)|
Game time: 2:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / 93.7 WEEI
Red Sox vs. Shoemaker: Martinez 2-13, Bogaerts 1-6, Moreland 3-7, Pedroia 1-7, Betts 1-5, Holt 1-5, Pearce 2-6, Bradley 1-4, Nunez 2-4, Vazquez 0-3.
Blue Jays vs. Sale: Smoak 6-27, Hernandez 2-8, Grichuk 3-8, Gurriel 1-7, Maile 2-6, Galvis 1-5, Alford 0-3, Drury 0-2, Urena 0-2.
Ceremony details: The Red Sox are asking fans to be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. for the pregame ceremonies, which will include the unveiling of the 2018 championship banner and the presentation of the World Series rings. The park will open at 11:35 a.m., 2½ hours before first pitch — a departure from the standard regular-season practice of opening 90 minutes before first pitch. As part of the celebration, Red Sox players will wear hats and jerseys that feature gold trim, as well as World Series patches on their hats and left sleeves.
Craig Kimbrel was invited to attend, but will not be in attendance. “I spoke with Craig at length [Sunday],” team CEO/president Sam Kennedy said. “While he really appreciated our invite and outreach, he feels his attendance might create a distraction. Out of respect for his teammates, he has chosen to not attend. While disappointed, we totally respect and understand his decision.”
Stat of the Day: The eight relief pitchers on the Red Sox’ active 25-man roster have combined to post a 1.86 ERA this season.
Notes: After going 3-8 on an 11-game road trip with no days off, the Sox begin a six-game homestand Tuesday. They had Monday off and have Wednesday off . . . The Sox play 16 of their next 21 games at home . . . Sale is making his 13th career start against the Blue Jays. In his previous 12 starts (15 appearances), he is 7-3 with a 2.28 ERA over 87 innings and 10.4 strikeouts per nine . . . Shoemaker is making his third career start against the Sox. He is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA over 15⅓ innings and 9.4 strikeouts per nine . . . The Red Sox activated Dustin Pedroia on Tuesday morning. Pedroia went 3 for 9 with the Greenville Drive on Sunday. It has been 315 days since he’s played in a major league game . . . J.D. Martinez on Sunday went 0 for 3 with a walk, ending his season-opening 10-game hitting streak — the longest by a Red Sox to start a season since Shea Hillenbrand’s 12-gamer in 2002 . . . Andrew Benintendi went 2 for 4, his fourth straight multi-hit game, tied for the longest such streak of his career.
Song of the Day: “Ladders,” by Mac Miller.
Alex Speier of the Globe staff contributed to this report.