Christian Vazquez Starts For Red Sox With Rick Porcello On Mound Vs. Orioles

The Boston Red Sox will rely on one of their better batteries Thursday night as they look to bounce back against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

Rick Porcello will take the mound for Boston in the club’s fourth and final game against the O’s. Christian Vazquez is in the lineup to catch for the right-hander.

Porcello has been the Red Sox’s most consistent starter behind Steven Wright, and although he didn’t have the best May, he still has enjoyed six quality starts in his 10 outings this season.

Vazquez will bat ninth as the Red Sox keep the rest of the batting order the same as Wednesday’s.

Thursday’s complete lineups are below.

RED SOX (32-21)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Blake Swihart, LF
Chris Young, CF
Christian Vazquez, C

Rick Porcello, RHP (7-2, 3.68 ERA)

ORIOLES (29-22)
Adam Jones, CF
Hyun-soo Kim, LF
Manny Machado, SS
Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Trumbo, RF
Pedro Alvarez, DH
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Ryan Flaherty, 3B
Francisco Pena, C

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (2-6, 6.36 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via May 25, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) makes a point during the seventh inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

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