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World Series Game 5 lineups

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The Red Sox will try to win their first championship since 2013 by defeating the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night. David Price is scheduled to oppose Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium. Here are the lineups each pitcher will face.

Red Sox

CF Mookie Betts (R)
LF Andrew Benintendi (L)
1B Steve Pearce (R)
RF J.D. Martinez (R)
SS Xander Bogaerts (R)
2B Brock Holt (L)
3B Rafael Devers (L)
C Christian Vázquez (R)
SP David Price (L)

Dodgers

1B David Freese (R)
3B Justin Turner (R)
CF Enrique Hernández (R)
SS Manny Machado (R)
2B Max Muncy (L)
RF Yasiel Puig (R)
LF Chris Taylor (R)
C Austin Barnes (R)
SP Clayton Kershaw (L)

Once again, both teams have stacked their lineups with right-handed batters against the lefty starters. The Red Sox are hoping Mookie Betts can catch fire. He’s batting just .207 in 66 trips to the plate this postseason. He went hitless in Games 3 and 4 of the World Series and is overall hitting just .211 in the Fall Classic.

If the Dodgers are able to stay alive by winning on Sunday night, the two clubs will take Monday off to travel, then play Game 6 on Tuesday in Boston. Game 7, if necessary, would take place on Wednesday.

B.J. Upton is going by B.J. Upton again

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Outfielder B.J. Upton went by the name B.J., short for Bossman Junior, through the 2014 season. His father Manny was known as Bossman, hence Bossman Junior. Upton decided he wanted to be referred to by his birth name Melvin starting in 2015, saying that everyone except baseball fans knew him by that name. Now, he’s back to B.J., Scott Boeck of USA TODAY Sports reports.

For those keeping score at home, Upton is the artist formerly and currently known as B.J.

Upton, 34, hasn’t played in the majors since 2016. He signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December 2017 but was released in the middle of last March and wasn’t able to latch on with another team. It seems unlikely he finds his way back to the majors.