Red Sox lineup: Michael Chavis leading off in series finale vs. Astros

Ryan Hannable
May 19, 2019 - 10:17 am

Manager Alex Cora is trying something new as the Red Sox look to avoid a weekend series sweep to the Astros.

With Andrew Benintendi getting a down day, Michael Chavis will play second base and lead off against Houston right-hander Brad Peacock. J.D. Martinez will play left field and Steve Pearce will play first base, as Mitch Moreland will get a day off.

After hitting his sixth home run of the season Saturday, Christian Vazquez will bat fifth and catch Red Sox starter Chris Sale.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup.

Michael Chavis, 2B

Mookie Betts, RF

Xander Bogaerts, SS

J.D. Martinez, LF

Christian Vazquez, C

Steve Pearce, 1B

Rafael Devers, 3B

Eduardo Nunez, DH

Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Chris Sale, LHP

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