Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox lineup: No Brock Holt to begin game

Rob Bradford
April 22, 2015 - 10:51 am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Rays right-hander Nate Karns on the mound, the Red Sox will send out the American League version of their Opening Day lineup. Back in the batting order will be Xander Bogaerts and Mike Napoli, who each had the first game of the three-game series off. Not in the lineup is jack-of-all-trades Brock Holt, who made two spectacular plays at shortstop in the Red Sox' 1-0 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday, but has gone hitless in two straight games for the first time this season. Holt is still hitting .414 with a .916 OPS. Here is the Red Sox lineup -- as John Farrell noted on his weekly appearance on the Dale and Holley Show Wednesday -- with Joe Kelly on the mound for the visitors: Mookie Betts CF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Hanley Ramirez LF Pablo Sandoval 3B Mike Napoli 1B Shane Victorino RF Xander Bogaerts SS Ryan Hanigan C For all the matchups, click here.