The Rays will put their season in the hands of youngster Jeremy Hellickson, while Red Sox -- who hold a 2-1 series edge -- will send veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to the mound to try sealing their spot in the ALCS.
Other than the guy taking the hill, the starting nine are the same for the Red Sox:
Sox lineup for G4 unchanged from G3: Ellsbury Victorino Pedroia Ortiz Napoli Nava Saltalamacchia Drew Middlebrooks Peavy— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 8, 2013
The Game 3 lineup was least productive so far in the series for Boston, but it's a bit silly to expect a seven runs a game. The club still rapped out four runs on seven hits, with the trifecta of Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino and David Ortiz doing most of the damage (as they've done all series).
Things look a bit different in the Rays lineup:
#Rays lineup: DeJesus LF, Myers rf, Loney 1b, longoria 3b, Zobrist 2b, Jennings cf , Johnson DH, Escobar SS, lobaton c, Hellickson p— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 8, 2013
Jose Lobaton, who played the hero Monday by hitting the unlikeliest of walk-off home runs against Boston closer Koji Uehara, gets the nod over Jose Molina for Tuesday evening's game. Kelly Johnson is also getting his first start of the postseason, taking over designated hitter duties.