David Ortiz

Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz starts at first base, Mike Napoli sits vs. Astros

Ryan Hannable
July 05, 2015 - 6:42 am

For the first time since August 5, 2006, David Ortiz will start at first base in a non-interleague game. With Mike Napoli's struggles at the plate, Ortiz will get the nod at first base in the series finale against the Astros, as the Red Sox will go up against right-hander Lance McCullers. Each team has won a game in the series thus far. Hanley Ramirez will be the designated hitter with Alejandro De Aza starting in left field and Shane Victorino will be in right field for the second straight day. Ryan Hanigan will catch Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez. For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. Here is the complete Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts, CF Brock Holt, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS David Ortiz, 1B Hanley Ramirez, DH Pablo Sandoval, 3B Shane Victorino, RF Alejandro De Aza, LF Ryan Hanigan, C Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP