Red Sox-Rays ALDS Game 3 starting lineups

Wil Myers will need to get back on track if the Rays want to advance.
Wil Myers will need to get back on track if the Rays want to advance. (USATSI)

The Boston Red Sox are looking to advance to the ALCS while the Tampa Bay Rays are looking to keep their season alive. Boston has a two games-to-one lead in the ALDS and the two teams will play Game 3 at Tropicana Field in Tampa (St. Petersburg, really) at 6:07pm ET. Here are the starting nines.

First, the visiting Red Sox:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury , CF
  2. Shane Victorino , RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia , 2B
  4. David Ortiz , DH
  5. Mike Napoli , 1B
  6. Daniel Nava , LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia , C
  8. Stephen Drew , SS
  9. Will Middlebrooks , 3B

Starting pitcher: Clay Buchholz , RHP

Now, the home Rays:

  1. David DeJesus , LF
  2. Ben Zobrist , 2B
  3. Evan Longoria , 3B
  4. Wil Myers , RF
  5. James Loney , 1B
  6. Desmond Jennings , CF
  7. Matt Joyce , DH
  8. Yunel Escobar , SS
  9. Jose Molina , C

Starting pitcher: Alex Cobb , RHP

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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