Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/2/13
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
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL QB

Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

Buffalo Bills name Tyrod Taylor their starting QB

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson: My goal is to go undefeated

Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Gruden: RG3 benched for performance, not concussion

Judge: No settlement in Brady against NFL, decision by Friday

Wozniacki: Media should move on from McIlroy relationship

Hogan contemplated suicide after racist rant went public

Fred Jackson released by Bills after eight seasons with team

Appellate Court sides with MLB in minimum wage lawsuit

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker