Allen Craig

Red Sox lineup: Allen Craig starts at first base, Pablo Sandoval scratched in series opener vs. Phillies

Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2015 - 11:38 am

Allen Craig rejoined the Red Sox after rosters expanded earlier in the week and now he'll get his first start. Craig will start at first base as the Red Sox open a weekend series with the Phillies. Friday night they will go against left-hander Adam Morgan. Rusney Castillo will play left field for a second straight game, Mookie Betts will play center field and Jackie Bradley Jr. will play right field. Ryan Hanigan will catch Red Sox starter Joe Kelly. For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. [UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: Pablo Sandoval was scratched from the lineup with back tightness. Travis Shaw will play third base.] Here is a complete look at the updated Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts, CF Brock Holt, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS David Ortiz, DH Travis Shaw, 3B Allen Craig, 1B Rusney Castillo, LF Ryan Hanigan, C Jackie Bradley Jr., RF Joe Kelly, RHP