The Boston Red Sox will open a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night with a different look in their starting rotation.

The Red Sox have announced that pitcher Hector Velazquez will make his first major league start on Thursday night and Chris Sale will be pushed back to Friday night.

Boston has struggled to find a consistent starting rotation and made the decision to separate Sale and Rick Porcello in hopes of solidifying their starting pitching.

To see the projected rotation against the Athletics, check out the video above from “Red Sox Gameday Live,” presented by DCU.

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