Mike Napoli

Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli returns vs. Yankees

Ryan Hannable
July 10, 2015 - 11:12 am

In arguably the biggest series of the season, the Red Sox will have first baseman Mike Napoli return after missing the last three games, as he tries to work through his recent struggles at the plate. Napoli, who is hitless in his last nine at-bats and batting just .192 this season, does hit well against the Yankees. He's slugging .634 against the Yankees, the second-highest mark by an opposing player since 2013. Napoli and the Red Sox lineup will be facing right-hander Michael Pineda. It's a standard Red Sox lineup as Sandy Leon will catch Clay Buchholz. For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. For a series preview, click here. Here is a complete Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts, CF Brock Holt, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Alejandro De Aza, RF Sandy Leon, C Clay Buchholz, RHP