Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/26/14
American League pitchers are likely running out of ideas when it comes to getting David Ortiz out as the Red Sox designated hitter has been red-hot since returning. It’s beginning to look like the only option is to hope that Ortiz’s name isn’t penciled into the lineup. The Blue Jays are lucky enough to have that happen Thursday night where Ortiz will get a night off (to start at least) in the final game of a three-game series between Toronto and Boston. The veteran DH is hitting .487 (19-for-39) since making his season debut, with at least an RBI in eight of the 10 games he’s played in this season. Ortiz will sit, though, as Toronto sends lefty J.A. Happ to the mound for the finale. Happ is making his fifth career appearance against the Red Sox, his fourth start. He’s 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in 18 1/3 innings against Boston. Here are the lineups for Thursday’s game. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jonny Gomes, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, RF Will Middlebrooks, 3B Mike Carp, 1B David Ross, C Stephen Drew, SS Ryan Dempster, P Blue Jays Brett Lawrie, 3B Adam Lind, 1B Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, DH J.P. Arencibia, C Melky Cabrer, LF Colby Rasmus, CF Emilio Bonifacio, 2B Munenori Kawasaki, SS J.A. Happ, P
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

Greg Hardy will not play this season after trial postponement

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chip Kelly on not weighing in on injuries: ‘I’m not Dr. Miyagi’

Saints vs Panthers: preview and prediction

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Ricky Williams says he retired due to poor quarterback play

Judge rejects request to move Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Jason Garrett optimistic that Tony Romo can play Sunday

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

WATCH: Jimmy Graham head-butts bench

Seahawks host football team from H.S. shocked by shooting

WATCH: Cavs intro in LeBron James’ first game back was wild

Did latest World Series win establish Giants as a dynasty?

Cavaliers give fans instructions on how to do 'Chalk Toss'

Explaining the Penguins loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury

WATCH: Man obliterates house after Cowboys MNF loss

WATCH: Entire history of Nike in just under three minutes

Eric Decker asked fans why they love Jets, got what he deserved

WATCH: Daniel Bryan celebrates Giants' win predictably

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.