Red Sox Vs. White Sox Lineup: Mookie Betts Rests As Boston Eyes Sweep

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The Boston Red Sox are intent on busting out the brooms Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox, winners of five consecutive games, will look to complete a series sweep of the Chicago White Sox in the finale of a four-game set.

They’ll take the field without All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts, though, as he and designated hitter Hanley Ramirez are out of Boston’s lineup Sunday. Ramirez is day-to-day with a sore oblique. Chris Young will man right field and bat fourth, while Brock Holt will bat lead-off in Betts’ stead.

Xander Bogaerts returns to the lineup batting sixth after sitting out Saturday’s 4-1 win, while Sandy Leon will bat ninth and do the catching for Red Sox starter Doug Fister.

Fister is coming off his best start in a Red Sox uniform, a 7 2/3-inning effort against the Cleveland Indians. The right-hander has seen plenty of the White Sox dating to his days in the American League Central with the Detroit Tigers; he owns a 3-5 record and 4.19 ERA in 11 career starts against Chicago.

The White Sox will counter with right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who has lost his last four decisions.

Here are the complete lineups for Sunday’s contest.

RED SOX (62-49)
Brock Holt, 2B
Eduardo Nunez, DH
Andrew Benintendi, LF
Chris Young, RF
Rafael Devers, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Mitch Moreland, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Sandy Leon, C

Doug Fister, RHP (1-5, 5.18 ERA)

WHITE SOX (41-67)
Leury Garcia, CF
Yoan Moncada, 2B
Jose Abreu, 1B
Nicky Delmonico, LF
Matt Davidson, DH
Yolmer Sanchez, 3B
Tim Anderson, SS
Omar Narvaez, C
Alen Hanson, RF

Mike Pelfrey, RHP (3-9, 5.04 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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