David Ortiz continues to be a threat
in the clean-up spot for the Red Sox.
Last night’s 9-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays ended a five-game win streak for the Boston Red Sox. It was also the first time this season the Red Sox lost the first game of series. They are 8-1 in that category and have won six of eight series to begin the season. Clay Buchholz will take the mound tonight to try and get the Sox back in the win column.
Without further ado, here is tonight’s lineup (first pitch - 7:07 pm EDT):
1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Gomes, LF
3. Pedroia, 2B
4. Ortiz, DH
5. Napoli, 1B
6. Nava, RF
7. Middlebrooks, 3B
8. Drew, SS
9. Ross, C
Toronto sends RHP Mark Buehrle to the bump to face the Red Sox. The former White Sox and Marlins pitcher is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA this season.
May we have another?
Boston tied the franchise record for wins in the month of April with 18. Only two other Red Sox teams accomplished the feat: The 1998 and 2003 clubs. ...