Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts in; Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino sit

September 15, 2013 - 12:12 pm

At a time when Will Middlebrooks is amidst an 0-for-17 stretch spanning the past five games, Xander Bogaerts will start at third base for the Red Sox on Sunday against the Yankees and right-hander Ivan Nova. Middlebrooks has struck out five times in those 17 plate appearances, including three times in four at-bats on Saturday. Meanwhile, this represents just the second time that Bogaerts has started in consecutive games since getting called up to the big leagues.  Shane Victorino will also sit, with Daniel Nava in right and Mike Carp in left. Jarrod Salatlamacchia will be behind the plate in Clay Buchholz's second start since returning from the DL. For complete batter vs. starting pitcher histories, click here. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit RED SOX LINEUP Dustin Pedroia, 2B Daniel Nava, RF David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, LF Mike Napoli, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Xander Bogaerts, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Clay Buchholz, SP