Mookie Betts Back In Red Sox Lineup Vs. Angels As Shane Victorino Hits DL

by NESN Staff

May 24, 2015

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to take the series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after bouncing back with an 8-3 win Saturday, and they’re switching up the lineup yet again.

Mookie Betts is back after a day off, and he’ll slide in to the No. 2 spot in the order. Dustin Pedroia will keep the leadoff role while the young center fielder looks to bring up his .238 average. Betts did go 2-for-4 with two RBIs against the Angels on Saturday after entering the game for Shane Victorino.

And with Victorino headed to the disabled list with a left calf injury, Rusney Castillo will slide over to right field and bat seventh. Castillo went 2-for-8 with two singles and a strikeout in his first two major league games this season.

Wade Miley will be on the bump for the Sox and will be looking for his third straight win. The southpaw improved considerably in his last start against the Texas Rangers, tossing seven innings and giving up just two runs while striking out seven and walking only one batter.

Check out both lineups below.

RED SOX (20-23)
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mookie Betts, CF
Hanley Ramirez, LF
David Ortiz, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Mike Napoli, 1B
Rusney Castillo, RF
Brock Holt, 3B
Sandy Leon, C

Wade Miley, LHP (3-4, 5.10 ERA)

ANGELS (22-21)
Erick Aybar, SS
Mike Trout, CF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Kole Calhoun, RF
David Freese, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
C.J. Cron, DH
Taylor Featherston, 2B
Collin Cowgill, LF

Hector Santiago, LHP (3-2, 2.25 ERA)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino
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