Red Sox Vs. Braves Lineups: Kevin Plawecki Boston’s Only Change For Series Finale

After snapping a skid, the Red Sox look to mount a winning streak


The Boston Red Sox are sticking with what worked against the Atlanta Braves.

Alex Cora has made only one change for Wednesday’s Red Sox-Braves game, replacing catcher Christian Vázquez with Kevin Plawecki, who starts for the first time since Friday. Plawecki will bat eighth in the finale of the two-game series, occupying the same spot in Boston’s order Vázquez occupied Tuesday in the Red Sox’s 9-4 win over the the Braves.

Plawecki is behind the plate, as Nathan Eovaldi starts on the mound for the Red Sox. The right-handed pitcher has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his six starts this season.

Righty Ian Anderson starts for the Braves.

NESN will air Red Sox-Braves in full, with pregame coverage beginning at 6 p.m. with “Red Sox First Pitch,” followed by “Red Sox Gameday Live” at 6:30 p.m. First pitch from Truist Park is scheduled for 7:20 p.m., and postgame coverage will follow the final out.

Remember, if you’re on the go, you can stream Red Sox-Braves online at Watch NESN Live and on the NESN app.

Here are the starting lineups in Wednesday’s Red Sox-Braves game.

RED SOX (11-18)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Rafael Devers, 3B
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Alex Verdugo, LF
Trevor Story, 2B
Franchy Cordero, 1B
Kevin Plawecki, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., RF

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP (1-1, 2.94 ERA)

Dansby Swanson, SS
Matt Olson, 1B
Travis d’Arnaud, C
Austin Riley, 3B
Marcell Ozuna, LF
Ozzie Albies, 2B
Adam Duvall, CF
Orlando Arcia, DH
Travis Demeritte, RF

Ian Anderson, RHP (3-1, 4.01 ERA)

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