Updated Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz scratched due to wet grounds

August 07, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Though David Ortiz was in the original Red Sox lineup as the first baseman for Thursday night in St. Louis, the slugger was scratched due to wet grounds resulting from the daylong rain at Busch Stadium. Ortiz was slated to make his fourth appearance of the year at first base, but given the uncertain terrain in St. Louis, the decision was made to put regular first baseman Mike Napoli back in the lineup. Ortiz is available off the bench. Here is the updated Red Sox lineup: Holt, RF Pedroia, 2B Cespedes, LF Napoli, 1B Bogaerts, SS Vazquez, C Bradley, CF Middlebrooks, 3B Workman, SP