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Red Sox lineup: Can J.D. Martinez keep dominating Kyle Gibson?

Rob Bradford
June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am

The Red Sox will be looking to avoid the embarrassment of being swept by the Twins Thursday afternoon. And if they are to do so, the continuation of J.D. Martinez's dominance over Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson would help immensely.

Martinez enters the series finale having gone 9-for-25 (.360) with two homers and a 1.007 OPS against Gibson, with Mookie Betts (4-for-8) also having some success against the righty.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Gibson has been one of the best pitchers in the American League over his last four starts, totaling a 1.69 ERA in 26 2/3 innings.

Here is the lineup Alex Cora will be sending out Thursday, with Rick Porcello on the mound for the visitors:

Mookie Betts RF

Andrew Benintendi LF

J.D. Martinez DH

Mitch Moreland 1B

Xander Bogaerts SS

Rafael Devers 3B

Brock Holt 2B

Sandy León C

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

 

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