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With a win Tuesday night, the Red Sox can officially call themselves playoff bound.
Boston’s magic number to clinch the American League East sit at four, but a victory in Tuesday’s series opener against Baltimore — the Orioles’ final set at Fenway this season — will guarantee the Red Sox a wild-card bid, at the very least.
After sitting out on Sunday, when the Sox wrapped up a three-game sweet of the Yankees, Shane Victorino returns to the lineup against the O’s.
Victorino will occupy his usual No. 2 slot in the batting order and Jacoby Ellsbury‘s normal position in center field. Since Ellsbury has been sidelined with a fractured bone in his foot, Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr. have both seen time in center. Victorino will be flanked Tuesday night by Daniel Nava in right field and Mike Carp in left, who will bat fifth and sixth, respectively.
See the full starting lineups for both teams below.
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Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Shane Victorino, CF
David Ortiz, DH
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It was a classy affair at Fenway Park so big props to the Red Sox organization for going above and beyond to honor Mo.
In case you missed the ceremony, here it is in full:
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