Red Sox Vs. Orioles Lineups: Marwin Gonzalez Replaces Xander Bogaerts At Shortstop

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the mound


The Red Sox will look for revenge Thursday afternoon when they face the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Boston, swept by Baltimore to begin the season, now is on a roll after a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager Alex Cora will hand the ball to lefty Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday, while Orioles skipper Brandon Hyde will send right-hander Matt Harvey to the mound.

Rodriguez, who began the year on the injured list due to dead arm, will make his first start since the 2019 season. The star southpaw missed all of 2020 due to myocarditis, a heart issue stemming from his battle with COVID-19.

As for the lineups, Xander Bogaerts will get his first day off of the season with Marwin Gonzalez filling in at shortstop, the sixth different position he has started at in seven games. Rafael Devers will move up to the cleanup spot, followed by the red-hot Christian Vazquez.

Franchy Cordero will get another stat in left field, while Bobby Dalbec will handle first base and bat ninth.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET, and you can watch on NESN.

Here are the expected lineups for Thursday’s game between the Red Sox and Orioles:

RED SOX (3-3)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Alex Verdugo, RF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Rafael Devers, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Marwin Gonzalez, SS
Christian Arroyo, 2B
Franchy Cordero, LF
Bobby Dalbec, 1B

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP

Cedric Mullins, CF
Trey Mancini, 1B
Anthony Santander, RF
Ryan Mountcastle, LF
Maikel Franco, DH
Pedro Severino, C
Freddy Galvis, SS
Rio Ruiz, 3B
Pat Valaika, 2B

Matt Harvey (0-0, 3.86 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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