Red Sox Vs. White Sox Lineups: J.D. Martinez Returns To Boston’s Batting Order

Martinez is tied for the MLB lead in RBIs (16) and doubles (7)


J.D. Martinez will retake his place in the Boston Red Sox batting order, and the runs might continue to flow.

The Boston slugger will bat third Saturday afternoon when the Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave Martinez an off day Thursday, and the weather gave him additional rest Friday — the Boston-Chicago series opener was postponed due to rain. Martinez is tied for the major-league lead in RBIs (16) and doubles (seven). His contributions have helped the Red Sox become MLB’s highest-scoring team this season.

Marwin Gonzalez also returns to the Red Sox lineup. He’ll replace Bobby Dalbac at first base and bat sixth.

Kevin Plawecki replaces Christian Vazquez behind the plate. Plawecki will bat ninth and catch starting pitcher Nick Pivetta.

Dylan Cease is the White Sox’s starting pitcher.

First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. ET, and you watch on NESN.

Here are the lineups for Saturday’s Red Sox-White Sox game.

RED SOX (9-4)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Alex Verdugo, RF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B
Christian Arroyo, 2B
Franchy Cordero, LF
Kevin Plawecki, C

Nick Pivetta, RHP (2-0, 3.27 ERA)

Tim Anderson, SS
Adam Eaton, RF
Yoan Moncada, 3B
Jose Abreu, 1B
Yermin Mercedes, DH
Zack Collins, C
Luis Robert, CF
Andrew Vaughn, LF
Nick Madrigal, 2B

Dylan Cease, RHP (0-0, 3.86 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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