Red Sox lineup: No Mookie Betts against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka

June 28, 2014 - 11:25 am

NEW YORK -- Though Mookie Betts is in New York after being called up, he won't make his first big league start just yet. Betts will be on the bench against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, with an outfield of Daniel Nava in left, Jackie Bradley Jr. in center and Brock Holt in right. The Sox appear to be taking the same approach with Betts that they did with Xander Bogaerts last year, permitting him to get acclimated to his big league surroundings for at least a day before putting him in the lineup. (Bogaerts actually sat for two games before his first big league start last August.) David Ross will be behind the plate for Jon Lester. RED SOX LINEUP Brock Holt, RF Daniel Nava, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Stephen Drew, SS Xander Bogaerts, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF David Ross, C Jon Lester, LHP