Pablo Sandoval

Red Sox lineup: Pablo Sandoval, David Ortiz return vs. Orioles

Ryan Hannable
April 17, 2015 - 11:29 am

After sitting out the series finale against the Nationals Wednesday afternoon, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and designated hitter David Ortiz return for the series opener against the Orioles Friday night at Fenway Park. Sandoval left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his foot. Manager John Farrell said Wednesday Sandoval could've played, but they wanted to give him a day off. Farrell said it was a regular down day for Ortiz. After DH'ing Wednesday, Mike Napoli returns to first base. He's had great success against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez as he is 4-for-10 with two home runs lifetime against the right-hander. Ryan Hanigan will catch Red Sox starter Joe Kelly. For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. 1. Mookie Betts, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 6. Mike Napoli, 1B 7. Shane Victorino, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Joe Kelly, RHP