David Ortiz In Lineup, Mike Napoli Out Again For Red Sox Against Rays


Red Sox-TwinsThe Boston Red Sox will have a little more firepower in their lineup on Sunday as they look to get back on track against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup for the team’s 6-5 extra-innings loss on Saturday but returns to the batting order on Sunday for the series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field at 1:40 p.m.

Ortiz will bat in the cleanup spot behind Mike Carp, who will get the start at first base for the second straight game in the place of Mike Napoli.

Daniel Nava will make his return to the Red Sox lineup on Sunday, playing right field and batting sixth after being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to replace the injured Shane Victorino.

On the mound for Boston is righthander Brandon Workman, who will make just the fourth start of his career in place of the injured Felix Doubront. Workman has allowed one run in 6.1 innings of relief so far this season.

Check out both full lineups below.

Boston Red Sox (20-28)
Brock Holt, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Carp, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Grady Sizemore, LF
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 1.42 ERA)

Tampa Bay Rays (22-28)
David DeJesus, DH
Evan Longoria, 3B
Matt Joyce, LF
Wil Myers, RF
James Loney, 1B
Brandon Guyer, CF
Logan Forsythe, 2B
Yunel Escobar, SS
Jose Molina, C

Jake Odorizzi, RHP (2-4, 4.98)

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