Game 154: Red Sox at Rays lineups and notes
Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (80-73)||RAYS (91-63)|
|Mookie Betts RF||Austin Meadows RF|
|Rafael Devers 3B||Tommy Pham LF|
|Xander Bogaerts SS||Ji-Man Choi 1B|
|J.D. Martinez DH||Travis d'Arnaud C|
|Mitch Moreland 1B||Nate Lowe DH|
|Brock Holt LF||Matt Duffy 3B|
|Christian Vazquez C||Joey Wendle 2B|
|Jackie Bradley Jr. CF||Kevin Kiermaier CF|
|Marco Hernandez 2B||Willy Adames SS|
|Pitching: RHP Travis Lakins (0-1, 4.58)||Pitching: RHP Tyler Glasnow (6-1, 2.03)|
Game time: 6:10 p.m.
Red Sox vs. Glasnow: Benintendi 2-9, Betts 2-7, Moreland 2-7, Bogaerts 0-7, Bradley Jr. 1-6, Martinez 2-4 Devers 1-4, Vazquez 1-4, Holt 0-3, Leon 0-2, Owings 0-2, Gorkys Hernandez 0-1
Rays vs. Lakins: No history
Stat of the Day: This will be the first game that the Red Sox will play while not being in playoff contention or having already qualified for the playoffs since the 2015 season.
Notes: Entering Saturday, the Rays are tied with the Indians for the second American League Wild Card spot, two games behind the Athletics. Both teams have eight games remaining ... Xander Bogaerts is 10 for 32 (.313) over his last seven games ... Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez, and Rafael Devers all have at least 30 home runs and a .300 batting average. Martinez needs three RBIs to join them in the 100-RBI club. Mookie Betts is also two home runs shy of 30. This is Lakins’s second time being used as an opener this season.
Song of the Day: “September” by Earth Wind & Fire
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