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Red Sox lineup: Mitch Moreland makes his return

Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 4:21 pm

HOUSTON -- Mitch Moreland is making his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup.

The first baseman, who hasn't started since injuring his right hamstring in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, is getting the nod against Astros ace Justin Verlander in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series Thursday night.

Moreland has had moderate success against Verlander, going 10-for-32 (.313). The lefty hitter has had some success coming off the bench since his injury, claiming a walk, hit and a hit-by-pitch in four pinch-hitting opportunities. 

Here is the Red Sox' lineup as they look to wrap up their best-of-seven series with David Price getting the start for the visitors:

Mookie Betts RF

Andrew Benintendi LF

J.D. Martinez DH

Xander Bogaerts SS

Mitch Moreland 1B

Ian Kinsler 2B

Rafael Devers 3B

Christian Vazquez C

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF