Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli sits as Jonny Gomes, Mike Carp start

August 07, 2013 - 11:58 am

With right-hander Jarred Cosart on the mound for the Astros, slumping first baseman Mike Napoli will get the day off. Mike Carp will play first and bat fifth, while Jonny Gomes will bat sixth and play left. The left-handed hitting Brock Holt is back in the lineup at third base, with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia batting eighth, behind shortstop Stephen Drew. The Sox have never faced Cosart. Sox starter Ryan Dempster, meanwhile, has enjoyed success in his few matchups with the Astros -- aside from against third baseman Matt Dominguez, who has doubled in each of his two career plate appearances against the right-hander. For complete batter vs. starting pitcher matchup information, click here. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit RED SOX LINEUP Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Stephen Drew, SS Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Brock Holt, 3B Ryan Dempster, SP

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