The Red Sox look to rebound Sunday afternoon, as they take on the Yankees after a heart-crushing loss Saturday.
Franchy Cordero will get his first start at first base, as he learned to play the position with Triple-A Worcester. He’s made six starts (38 innings) with the WooSox at first base, and, while it’s a small sample size, hasn’t made an error.
Cordero was just recalled the other day, and went 0-for-1 yesterday with two walks, appearing in right field. The left-handed bat has made 100 career appearances in the majors, 98 in the outfield and two at DH.
In other Red Sox news, Chris Sale will be throwing 4-5 innings today with Double-A Portland, as the Sea Dogs take on the Harrisburg Senators. It will be his third rehab start, as in his last one he tossed 3 2/3 no-hit innings against the Senators.
Boston is going for the four-game series victory, while New York is trying to salvage a series sweep. Here are today’s lineups:
RED SOX LINEUP:
- 2B Kike Hernandez
- CF Jarren Duran
- SS Xander Bogaerts
- 3B Rafael Devers
- DH J.D. Martinez
- LF Alex Verdugo
- RF Hunter Renfroe
- C Christian Vazquez
- 1B Franchy Cordero
Red Sox: Martin Perez (7-6, 4.16 ERA)
Yankees: Domingo German (4-5, 4.71 ERA)