Found July 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox have a three-game series with a good Oakland ball club to end the first half of the season, but before they can get to that series, they have to finish things with the Mariners. Ryan Dempster will take the mound Thursday afternoon against the Seattle Mariners where the Sox look to take three of four from the M’s. The Boston lineup has done some breaking out in this series, as they’ve scored 22 runs in their last two games after being held down in the series opener against Felix Hernandez. Boston manager John Farrell will give a couple of his regulars some rest in the finale, as both Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will sit. That opens spots in the lineup for Mike Carp and Ryan Lavarnway who will hit sixth and seventh, respectively. Jonny Gomes will hit fifth for the Sox in the afternoon game. In 221 career games in the five-hole, Gomes is a .240 hitter with 31 homes and a .759 OPS. The Red Sox’ starting lineup can be seen below. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Daniel N...
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