Dustin Pedroia Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup For Fenway Park Finale Vs. Orioles


BOSTON — There won’t be a laser show during the Red Sox’s final game of the season at Fenway Park.

Dustin Pedroia is out of Boston’s lineup Sunday with the team looking to complete a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. Instead, Brock Holt will take over at second base and bat out of Pedroia’s No. 2 spot. With Holt at second, Travis Shaw will slide to third base and bat fifth, while Allen Craig will play first and bat seventh.

Designated hitter David Ortiz also is back in the lineup after a day off in Saturday’s 8-0 win, and he’ll be in his usual cleanup spot.

Henry Owens is on the mound for the Red Sox, and unfortunately, the left-hander has performed much better on the road than he has at home. Owens has a 1.99 ERA in away games compared to a 6.35 ERA at Fenway Park. However, the 23-year-old tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Baltimore on Sept. 16, and the Orioles have a .241 average as a team against lefties this season.

Here are both teams’ lineups for Sunday’s matinee.

RED SOX (74-80)
Mookie Betts, RF
Brock Holt, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Travis Shaw, 3B
Rusney Castillo, LF
Allen Craig, 1B
Blake Swihart, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Henry Owens, LHP (3-3, 4.41 ERA)

ORIOLES (76-78)
Nolan Reimold, LF
Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Davis, DH
Adam Jones, CF
Steve Pearce, 1B
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Gerardo Parra, RF
Caleb Joseph, C
Paul Janish, SS

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (12-9, 4.16 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after striking out against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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