Red Sox Vs. Astros Lineups: Xander Bogaerts Gets Day Off For Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox need a win Sunday afternoon.

Alex Cora’s club will look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros when they meet at Minute Maid Park for the final game of their three-game set. Eduardo Rodriguez will get the ball for Boston, while Houston will counter with ace right-hander Justin Verlander.

The Red Sox entered Sunday 7 1/2 games back of the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East.

As for the lineups, Eduardo Nunez will play shortstop in place of Xander Bogaerts, who has a scheduled day off. Red-hot Rafael Devers will move up and bat third, while rookie infielder Michael Chavis will play second base and bat fifth ahead of Christian Vazquez.

Here are the lineups for Sunday’s Red Sox-Astros game:

Andrew Benintendi LF
Mookie Betts RF
Rafael Devers 3B
J.D. Martinez DH
Michael Chavis 2B
Christian Vazquez C
Steve Pearce 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Eduardo Nunez SS

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (4-3, 5.43 ERA)

Aledmys Diaz, 2B
Alex Bregman, 3B
Michael Brantley, DH
Carlos Correa, SS
Yuli Gurriel, 1B
Josh Reddick, RF
Robinson Chirinos, C
Jake Marisnick, CF
Derek Fisher, LF

Justin Verlander, RHP (8-1, 2.24 ERA)

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Source: NESN

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