Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts returns, hitting ninth, David Ross catching Jake Peavy

Ryan Hannable
July 06, 2014 - 6:12 am
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After sitting the night-cap of Saturday's day/night doubleheader against the Orioles, Xander Bogaerts will return to the lineup Sunday afternoon against Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman. Bogaerts will be looking to snap out of an 0-for-27 and 2-for-50 skid. Manager John Farrell has moved Bogaerts to ninth in the order. It is the first time he will hit ninth to start a game this season. David Ross will be behind the plate catching starter Jake Peavy. Peavy has a 3.32 ERA with Ross behind the plate in seven starts this season, compared to a 5.52 ERA with A.J. Pierzynski in 11 starts. Mookie Betts will get the day off as the Red Sox will go with Daniel Nava in left, Jackie Bradley Jr. in center and Brock Holt in right. RED SOX LINEUP Brock Holt, RF Daniel Nava, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Stephen Drew, SS David Ross, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Xander Bogaerts, 3B Jake Peavy, RHP For more Red Sox news and updates, visit weei.com/redsox.

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