David Ortiz

Xander Bogaerts batting third, Hanley Ramirez back, David Ortiz sits vs. Braves

John Tomase
June 17, 2015 - 11:51 am

Xander Bogaerts moves back up to third in the batting order and David Ortiz gets the day off as the Red Sox try to extend their modest winning streak to two games as they begin a two-game set in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Brock Holt, fresh off hitting for the cycle on Tuesday, gets the start in right field and is expected to be in the lineup virtually every day, though his versatility will allow him to play all over the field. With Atlanta starting left-hander Alex Wood, Ortiz sits. Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez returns to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game and will play left field. For matchup information, click here. Here's the batting order, with no DH because the game is being played in a National League park. Dustin Pedroia 2B Brock Holt RF Xander Bogaerts SS Hanley Ramirez LF Pablo Sandoval 3B Mike Napoli 1B Mookie Betts CF Blake Swihart C Joe Kelly RHP