Struggling Red Sox Offense Searches for Boost to Avoid Sweep in Chicago


After taking five of the first six games on their three-city road trip, the Red Sox have hit a road block in Chicago.

The White Sox followed up a 6-4 win Monday night with a 2-1 decision the next night, and they’ll try to sweep away Boston at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday.

The Red Sox’ bats have struggled to produce in the Windy City. The team has totaled just 10 hits over the two games, with only Mike Napoli recording more than one and Chicago starter Jose Quintana nearly no-hitting the Sox on Tuesday. John Farrell will hope the same batters will have better luck against Hector Santiago, as Boston’s lineup card remains the same for Wednesday night’s series finale.

Chicago will also trot out a very similar lineup, with one small alteration. Third baseman Conor Gillaspie will see action for the first time this series while Jeff Keppinger shifts over to second in place of Tyler Greene.

See the full starting lineups for both teams below.

Boston Red Sox (27-19)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jonny Gomes, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

Clay Buchholz, RHP

Chicago White Sox (21-23)
Alejandro De Aza, CF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Alex Rios, RF
Paul Konerko, 1B
Adam Dunn, DH
Dayan Viciedo, LF
Conor Gillaspie, 3B
Jeff Keppinger, 2B
Tyler Flowers, C

Hector Santiago, LHP

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