Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineup: David Ortiz Batting Cleanup In Final Regular-Season Game


BOSTON — Sunday marks the end of an era for the Red Sox.

David Ortiz will play his final regular-season game Sunday when Boston faces the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The 40-year-old designated hitter’s final year has been a career one, as Ortiz is batting .317 with 38 home runs, 127 RBI, a 1.028 OPS and 48 doubles, the latter two of which lead Major League Baseball.

Ortiz will bat cleanup Sunday.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts will be back in the No. 6 hole, and Brock Holt will start at third base and bat second. Andrew Benintendi also will start in left field and bat ninth with right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the mound for the Blue Jays.

David Price will start for Boston after a rough outing in New York in which he gave up six runs and three homers to the Yankees over 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander could be limited Sunday, though, as he’ll start Game 2 of the Red Sox’s upcoming American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Here are the Red Sox’s and Blue Jays’ lineups for Sunday’s game.

RED SOX (93-68)
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Brock Holt, 3B
Mookie Betts, RF
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Sandy Leon, C
Andrew Benintendi, LF

David Price, LHP (17-9, 4.04 ERA)

BLUE JAYS (88-73)
Devon Travis, 2B
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Jose Bautista, DH
Russell Martin, C
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Melvin Upton Jr., LF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Ezequiel Carrera, RF

Aaron Sanchez, RHP (14-2, 3.06 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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