John Lackey Makes His Return to Red Sox Starting Rotation After Injuring Bicep April 6

The Red Sox are sticking with the same lineup that led them to an 8-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday night — and why wouldn’t they?

The Astros, on the other hand, have completely changed their lineup between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon as they go from facing lefty Felix Doubront to right-hander John Lackey. Lackey is making his first start since April 6, when he injured his bicep 4 1/3 innings into an eight-strikeout performance.

Lackey made just one rehab start in Portland, where he pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, two walks and no runs. He struck out five.

Boston Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Mike Carp, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS

John Lackey, RHP

Houston Astros
Robbie Grossman, CF
Jose Altuve, 2B
Jason Castro, C
Carlos Pena, 1B
Ronny Cedeno, DH
Fernando Martinez, LF
Matt Dominguez, 3B
Rick Ankiel, RF
Marwin Gonzalez, SS

Bud Norris, RHP

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