Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Sandy Leon In, Andrew Benintendi Out


July 4, 2019

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will meet Thursday night at Rogers Centre for the rubber match of a three-game set.

And there will be personnel changes for Boston in its battery.

Sandy Leon will be behind the plate for the finale, with Christian Vazquez serving as the designated hitter. Leon will hit ninth while Vazquez will be in the six-hole. Leon will be catching Hector Velazquez, who is making his eighth start of the season and first since May 18.

With both Leon and Vazquez in the lineup, it’ll be Andrew Benintendi that comes out. J.D. Martinez will play left field as a result, while Brock Holt will hit in the five-spot for the Benintendi.

Velazquez was supposed to be opposed by Marcus Stroman, but Stroman got scratched, forcing the Blue Jays into a bullpen game. Derek Law will be the opener.

Here’s are the lineups for Thursday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays game:

Mookie Betts, RF
Rafael Devers, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
J.D. Martinez, LF
Brock Holt, 2B
Christian Vazquez, DH
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Michael Chavis, 1B
Sandy Leon, C

Hector Velazquez, RHP (1-3, 5.31 ERA)

Eric Sogard, RF
Freddy Galvis, SS
Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
Cavan Biggio, 2B
Justin Smoak, 1B
Rowdy Tellez, DH
Teoscar Hernandez, CF
Danny Jansen, C
Brandon Drury, 3B

Derek Law, RHP (0-1, 6.91 ERA)

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