Having already shown the Philadelphia Phillies the damage they’re capable of doing, the Boston Red Sox now look to run it back.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora deploys the same starting lineup and batting order for the third consecutive game in Saturday’s matchup with the Phillies. Boston clobbered Philadelphia 11-5 on Friday night at Fenway Park, and another outburst of that kind likely will send fans home with smiles on their faces.
Consistency has benefitted the Red Sox recently, as they’ve won their last nine home games and 11 of their last 14 overall.
Center fielder Kiké Hernández is Boston’s leadoff hitter, and left fielder Alex Verdugo bats second. Hunter Renfroe completes the outfield trio and bats sixth.
The Red Sox infield consists of first baseman Bobby Dalbec and second baseman Christian Arroyo, who bat ninth and seventh, respectively. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts bats fourth and third baseman Rafael Devers follows him in the order.
Designated hitter J.D. Martinez precedes Bogaerts as the No. 3 batter in Boston’s lineup.
Catcher Christian Vázquez bats eighth and joins starting pitcher Martín Pérez in Boston’s battery. Pérez is 7-3 with a 3.48 ERA in his last 14 starts.
Lefty Matt Moore is the Phillies’ starting pitcher.
NESN will broadcast Red Sox-Phillies in full, with pregame coverage starting at 3 p.m. ET. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m., and postgame coverage immediately will follow the final out.
Remember, if you’re not near a TV, you can live stream full coverage of the game online at Watch NESN Live.
Here are the full lineups for Saturday’s Red Sox-Phillies game.
BOSTON RED SOX (55-34)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Alex Verdugo, LF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Hunter Renfroe, RF
Christian Arroyo, 2B
Christian Vázquez, C
Bobby Dalbec, 1B
Martín Pérez, LHP (7-4, 3.89 ERA)
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (42-44)
Jean Segura, 2B
J.T. Realmuto, DH
Bryce Harper, RF
Andrew McCutchen, LF
Rhys Hoskins, 1B
Alec Bohm, 3B
Luke Williams, CF
Ronald Torreyes, SS
Andrew Knapp, C
Matt Moore, LHP (0-1, 5.60 ERA)