Red Sox vs. Angels Lineups: Nick Pivetta Takes Mound In Series Finale

Pivetta is coming off a seven-inning shutout

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The Boston Red Sox have a chance at a series sweep Thursday as they take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

The Red Sox enter the contest on a seven-game winning streak, and they’ll have white hot Nick Pivetta on the mound, who is looking for his sixth straight win of the season.

Manager Alex Cora is shaking things up for the series finale. Trevor Story and Xander Bogaerts will get some rest, and in their place will be Christian Arroyo –who played in right field Wednesday– at second base and leading off, and Jonathan Araúz at shortstop batting at the bottom of the order. Bogaerts’ absence from the lineup moves Alex Verdugo to the clean up spot behind J.D. Martinez.

Rafael Devers is back in the lineup, and that moves Bobby Dalbec from third base to first base. Franchy Cordero will get the start in right field, and Christian Vázquez will handle catcher duties.

Shohei Ohtani gets the start for the Angels to try and break their 14-game losing streak. Every game of the series has been decided by one run, but Los Angeles will, once again, have to adjust without Mike Trout, who left Tuesday’s game with groin tightness and did not start Wednesday.

Wednesday’s pregame coverage on NESN begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, with “Red Sox First Pitch” followed by “Red Sox Gameday Live.” The game is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. ET.

Here are the full lineups for Wednesday’s Red Sox vs. Angels game on NESN.

BOSTON RED SOX (30-27)
Christian Arroyo, 2B
Rafael Devers, 3B
J.D. Martinez, DH
Alex Verdugo, LF
Christian Vázquez, C
Franchy Cordero, RF
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Bobby Dalbec, 1B
Jonathan Araúz, SS

Nick Pivetta, RHP (5-4, 3.50 ERA)

LOS ANGELES ANGELS (27-31)
Juan Lagares, CF
Shohei Ohtani, DH
Max Stassi, C
Jared Walsh, 1B
Jo Adell, RF
Dillon Thomas, LF
Jack Mayfield, 3B
Tyler Wade, 2B
Andrew Velazquez, SS

Shohei Ohtani, RHP (3-4, 3.99 ERA)

Los Angeles Angels interim manager Phil Nevin
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