Red Sox Look to Build Upon Sunday’s 14-Run Attack Against Blue Jays by Sending Out Same Lineup Versus Rays in Series Opener

Red Sox Look to Build Upon Sunday's 14-Run Attack Against Blue Jays by Sending Out Same Lineup Versus Rays in Series Opener The Red Sox have won ten in a row, which is due in large part to a red-hot offense. The Sox scored 35 runs during their three-game sweep of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre over the weekend, while banging out 46 hits.

On Sunday, the Sox scored 14 runs on 17 hits, which is a major reason manager Terry Francona has elected to come back with the same lineup for the Sox' series opener against the Rays on Tuesday.

Marco Scutaro will get his second consecutive start at shortstop and will bat ninth. In his career, he is hitting .255 off James Shields, who is slated to start for the Rays.

Shields is 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA this season, but is 5-9 with a 5.17 ERA in his career against the Red Sox.

This series marks the first time that left fielder Carl Crawford will return to Tropicana Field, a place he called home for nine seasons. He's never faced Shields in his career.

Tim Wakefield takes the ball for the Sox. He enters Tuesday's game with a 21-6 career record against the Rays, to go along with a 3.78 ERA. The 21 wins are the most Wakefield, who is four wins shy of 200, has had against any one team in his career.

Here is what Tuesday's lineups look like.

Red Sox  
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Carl Crawford, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
J.D. Drew, RF
Marco Scutaro, SS

Rays
Johnny Damon, DH
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Matt Joyce, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Casey Kotchman, 1B
B.J. Upton, CF
John Jaso, C
Justin Ruggiano, LF
Reid Brignac, SS

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