Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts starts again at third base

September 17, 2013 - 10:41 am

For the first time in his big league career, Xander Bogaerts will start for a third straight day, getting the start at third base in place of Will Middlebrooks (who was sidelined on Sunday by the flu). Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a double and walk on Sunday, and is now hitting .303 with a .361 OBP and .455 slugging mark in 13 games (36 plate appearances) since being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket a month ago. Bogaerts will be in the lineup against Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman. Shane Victorino will return to the lineup and play center on Tuesday, with Mike Carp playing left against the right-handed Feldman and Daniel Nava crossing the outfield to play right. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the plate for Ryan Dempster. For a complete list of batter vs. starting pitcher matchups, click here. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit RED SOX LINEUP Dustin Pedroia, 2B Shane Victorino, CF David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, RF Mike Carp, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Xander Bogaerts, 3B Ryan Dempster, SP