Sandy Leon

Red Sox lineup: Sandy Leon to catch Rick Porcello in home opener

Rob Bradford
April 13, 2015 - 7:39 am

Sandy Leon is slated to catch Rick Porcello in the Red Sox' home opener Monday, as the Sox take on the Nationals in a 3:05 p.m. start at Fenway Park. Leon, acquired from the Nationals just before the start of the season, is 0-for-4 with a walk in two games this season. Shane Victorino will play right field and bat seventh for the Sox, who, despite coming off Sunday night's 14-4 loss to the Yankees, are tied with the Blue Jays for first in the American League East at 4-2. The Nationals, expected to challenge for the National League pennant this season, are 2-4 after snapping a three-game skid with Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Phillies. Here is the Red Sox lineup that will face Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Shane Victorino, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS Sandy Leon, C For the pitching matchups, click here. For a series preview, click here.