Shane Victorino, David Ross, Jonny Gomes Expected to Start Game 6

The Red Sox are one win away from their eighth World Series title and they’ll have a familiar face back in the lineup when they shoot for the series-clinching victory on Wednesday night in Boston.

Shane Victorino is expected to start after missing Games 4 and 5 with lower-back stiffness, according to reports out of Fenway Park on Tuesday.

The right fielder is batting 0-for-10 with two walks and two runs scored in three World Series games. His replacement in Game 4, Jonny Gomes, turned out to be the hero as he belted a three-run homer to give the Red Sox the lead and eventual win. Gomes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Game 5 but is also expected to start in Game 6.

David Ross is likely to catch John Lackey on Wednesday. Ross is 3-for-12 this series with one run and one RBI. He caught Lackey’s relief performance in the Sox’ Game 4 win.

Mike Napoli, who had one plate appearance in St. Louis with David Ortiz unable to DH, is expected back at first base.

Yardbarker

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 191,536 other followers