Red Sox lineup: Christian Vazquez gets start at first base

Rob Bradford
July 13, 2019 - 2:59 pm

Sandy Leon will be catching Chris Sale Saturday, but that doesn't mean Christian Vazquez will be starting on the bench.

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora has Vazquez starting at first base against the Dodgers. It marks the second time this season Vazquez has manned first base, having played one inning at the position against Detroit on April 24.

In 12 games throwing to Leon, Sale has a 2.96 ERA compared to a 6.68 mark with Vazquez as his batterymate.

Here is the Red Sox' lineup in the second of the three-game set against the Dodgers:

Betts RF, Devers 3B, Bogaerts SS, Martinez DH, Benintendi LF, Vázquez 1B, Holt 2B, León C, Bradley Jr. CF, Sale P