Brock Holt Returns To Red Sox Lineup Vs. Rays After Three-Game Absence

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BOSTON — Brock Holt is back.

Holt sat for three games while Chris Young started in left field against left-handed pitching, but he will slide back into the No. 7 spot in the order Wednesday against Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer. Christian Vazquez will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.

Rick Porcello will be on the mound for the Red Sox, and he’s coming off a quality start against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 15. Porcello threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits with only one walk and eight strikeouts. He did, however, give up two home runs for his second straight start.

Here are the lineups for Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park:

RED SOX (6-7)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Christian Vazquez, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Rick Porcello, RHP (2-0, 5.11 ERA)

RAYS (6-7)
Logan Forsythe, 2B
Logan Morrison, 1B
Evan Longoria, 3B
Corey Dickerson, DH
Desmond Jennings, LF
Brad Miller, SS
Steven Souza Jr., RF
Kevin Kiermaier, CF
Hank Conger, C

Chris Archer, RHP (0-3, 5.87 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via David Richard/USA TODAY Sports Images

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