BOSTON — The Red Sox are hitting the home stretch.
Boston will begin its final homestand of the season Monday night when it kicks off a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.
The Sox will do so without the services of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who left Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with lightheadedness. Brock Holt takes Sandoval’s place at third base and will bat seventh.
Ryan Hanigan also is back in the lineup, batting eighth and catching for left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who could be making his final home start of the season.
The Rays will counter with right-hander Chris Archer, who gave up three earned runs over five innings against the Red Sox on Sept. 11.
Check out both full lineups below.
RED SOX (71-77)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Travis Shaw, 1B
Rusney Castillo, LF
Brock Holt, 3B
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (9-6, 3.94 ERA)
Brandon Guyer, LF
Mikie Mahtook, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Logan Forsythe, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
James Loney, 1B
Richie Shaffer, DH
Kevin Kiermaier, CF
J.P. Arencibia, C
Chris Archer, RHP (12-12, 2.95 ERA)
Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (26) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
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