Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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The Guru Contributing Writer It’s game two at the Trop after a long night in which the Sox won in 14-innings and tempers were short. The Red Sox (40-25) beat the Rays (34-29) 10-8 and they currently trail the first place Sox by five games in the American League East. The Red Sox have won seven of their last nine games. The Sox have the second-best record in baseball behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Lester (6-2, 3.60) will face off against Roberto Hernandez (3-6, 5.03) of the Rays. Lester is 0-2, 5.68 in his last four starts. Hernandez is 2-4, 3.63 in nine career appearances against the Red Sox. First pitch 7:10 EDT. Here’s tonight’s starting nine: 1. Ellsbury CF 2. Shane Victorino RF 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. David Ortiz DH 5. Mike Napoli 1B 6. Daniel Nava LF 7. Stephen Drew SS 8. David Ross C 9. Jose Iglesias 3B Pitching: Jon Lester Lester needs to last: The Red Sox need innings from Jon Lester tonight after the bullpen was emptied in last night’s 14-inning win. Le...
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