Red Sox

Game 97: Red Sox, Royals Lineups and Notes

Rubby De La Rosa will have his first career start against the Kansas City Royals. Elise Amendola / AP photo

In the Red Sox’ second game after the All-Star break, Rubby De La Rosa takes the hill against the Kansas City Royals in search of his third win in seven starts.

Here are today’s lineups:

RED SOX (44-52)
1. Brock Holt SS
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. David Ortiz DH
4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Jonny Gomes LF
6. Shane Victorino RF
7. Xander Bogaerts 3B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr.
9. Christian Vazquez C
SP: Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.89 ERA)

1. Jarrod Dyson CF
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Eric Hosmer 1B
4. Salvador Perez C
5. Alex Gordon LF
6. Billy Butler DH
7. Mike Moustakas 3B
8.Norichika Aoki RF
9. Alcides Escobar SS
SP: Danny Duffy (5-9, 2.76 ERA)


Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV / Radio: NESN / WEEI 93.7 FM, WCEC 1490 AM (Spanish)

Notes: After Friday’s 5-4 win over the Royals, the Red Sox are now on their best stretch of baseball since winning five of six games May 28 to June 2. They’ve won five of their last six games and have scored 35 runs, the Sox’ largest run total over a six game period. … De La Rosa has four starts at Fenway Park, allowing three earned runs over 19 innings pitched (1.42 ERA). In his last start, he allowed all three runs over a season-low 5.0 innings against the Chicago White Sox July 9. The Red Sox won that game, 5-4, in walk off fashion. This is De La Rosa’s first career start against the Royals.


This discussion has ended. Please join elsewhere on