BOSTON — A few Red Sox regulars will get a night off Tuesday as Boston hosts the Oakland A’s at Fenway Park.
The most notable of these lineup omissions is designated hitter David Ortiz, who will begin the game on the bench after going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in Monday’s series opener. The Red Sox doubled up the A’s in that game, scoring a season-high 14 runs in a 14-7 victory.
With Ortiz out, Hanley Ramirez shifts from first base to DH, Travis Shaw moves from third base to first, and Josh Rutledge slots into the lineup at third.
Brock Holt also takes a seat, as Chris Young gets the nod in left field against Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea.
Opposing Manaea will be Sean O’Sullivan, a journeyman right-hander who is making his first start in a Red Sox uniform.
O’Sullivan was a non-roster invitee to Red Sox spring training after spending the past two seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. The 28-year-old began the current campaign at Triple-A Pawtucket and made his Boston debut Saturday in relief.
Here are the full starting lineups for both teams:
BOSTON RED SOX (19-13)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Hanley Ramirez, DH
Chris Young, LF
Josh Rutledge, 3B
Travis Shaw, 1B
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Sean O’Sullivan, RHP (2-2, 3.00 ERA at Triple-A)
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (14-19)
Coco Crisp, DH
Billy Burns, CF
Josh Reddick, RF
Khris Davis, LF
Steven Vogt, C
Billy Butler, 1B
Yonder Alonso, 3B
Marcus Semien, SS
Chris Coghlan, 2B
Sean Manaea, LHP (0-0, 7.20 ERA)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Sean O'Sullivan
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