Blake Swihart Again In Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Yankees


BOSTON — The Red Sox are leaning on catcher Blake Swihart early in his call-up.

Swihart will start for the second consecutive game Sunday as the Red Sox wrap up a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The 23-year-old made his major league debut Saturday and left a mark despite Boston suffering a 4-2 loss.

Daniel Nava will start in right field for the series finale with Shane Victorino still on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The Red Sox have been relying on Nava, Allen Craig and Brock Holt to fill the void in Victorino’s absence.

Sunday’s complete lineups are below.

RED SOX (12-12)
Mookie Betts, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, LF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Blake Swihart, C

Joe Kelly, RHP (1-0, 4.94 ERA)

YANKEES (15-9)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Brett Gardner, LF
Alex Rodriguez, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Brian McCann, C
Carlos Beltran, RF
Chase Headley, 3B
Stephen Drew, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS

Adam Warren, RHP (1-1, 4.35)

Thumbnail photo via Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports Images

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