Here’s a question I heard in the Fenway Park press box this weekend: If there were power rankings of the current Red Sox hitters, who would rank fifth?

The top three are obvious (though we can probably disagree on their exact order). No. 4 also seems pretty clear (though we can debate whether he’s hitting in the correct spot in the lineup). But the search for a fifth reliable, go-to, offensive threat has been ongoing this season. It was Christian Vázquez for a few weeks, but he faded. Christian Arroyo made a surprising run at it, but that shouldn’t be his job. Before Sunday’s game was rained out — makeup date: 5:10 p.m. June 7 — Alex Cora’s lineup revealed his current thinking. He had





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