Red Sox-Blue Jays lineups: Ramirez returns


TORONTO - Hanley Ramirez is back in the Red Sox lineup in left field and David Ortiz is in at DH against a lefty as the Sox look for their first four-game winning streak of the season Wednesday against the Blue Jays in a Canada Day matinee at Rogers Center (1:05 p.m.).

Ramirez has missed six games since he was hit on the left hand with a batted ball while running the bases last week. Ortiz, who has struggled against lefties this season (9-for-79, .114 BA), is in there against Jays veteran Mark Buehrle, against whom Ortiz has had success (26-for-83, .313, four homers). Lefty batters Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. are sitting.

Deven Marrero makes his first major league start at second base and Alejandro DeAza is in right for the Red Sox.

The full lineups:

Mookie Betts, CF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, LF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Alejandro De Aza, RF
Deven Marrero, 2B
Sandy Leon, C

Rick Porcello, RHP

Jose Reyes, SS
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Jose Bautista, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Russell Martin, C
Justin Smoak, 1B
Kevin Pillar, CF
Ezekiel Carrera, LF
Ryan Goins, 2B

Mark Buehrle, LHP

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