Xander Bogaerts Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup For Astros Series Finale


Xander Bogaerts is back in action.

The Boston Red Sox shortstop missed Saturday’s game against the Astros after taking a pitch off his wrist in the ninth inning of Friday’s contest, but he’s back in the lineup for the series finale Sunday in Houston. Bogaerts will bat out of his usual No. 3 spot.

Henry Owens will make his 2016 debut on the mound for the Red Sox. The left-hander was called up Sunday to start in the injured Joe Kelly’s place after going 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA in three outings with Triple-A Pawtucket. Ryan Hanigan will catch for Owens and bat eighth.

Here are the Red Sox’s and Astros’ lineups for Sunday.

RED SOX (8-9)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Henry Owens, LHP (1-1, 1.00 ERA in Triple-A)

ASTROS (6-12)
Jose Altuve, 2B
George Springer, RF
Carlos Correa, SS
Colby Rasmus, LF
Tyler White, 1B
Carlos Gomez, CF
Evan Gattis, DH
Marwin Gonzalez, 3B
Jason Castro, C

Scott Feldman, RHP (0-2, 4.11 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Apr 22, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) hits a single during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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