Red Sox

Game 109: Allen Craig in Starting Lineup; Yoenis Cespedes Will Be Available Tonight


Plenty of changes going on at Fenway Park today as the revamped Red Sox take the field tonight for the first time since Thursday’s trade deadline roster shakeup.

Newcomer Yoenis Cespedes is on the way to Fenway and will be available to play tonight but is not in the starting lineup due to his late arrival in Boston this afternoon. Allen Craig is in the Red Sox starting lineup tonight, playing left field and batting fifth.

Here are the full lineups:

RED SOX (48-60)

1. Brock Holt (L) RF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Allen Craig (R) LF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Mookie Betts (R) CF
SP Anthony Ranaudo (R) (0-0, – ERA)


YANKEES (55-52)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
9. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
SP Chris Capuano (L) (1-1, 4.30 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

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

Notes: Mike Carp — who was hoping to be part of a trade on Thursday — has been designated for assignment… Kelly Johnson remains on the disabled list… newly-acquired starter Joe Kelly is also on his way to Fenway.. Shane Victorino is back on the disabled list as the Red Sox await the results of an MRI after Victorino had lower back tightness on Wednesday… Mookie Betts is back in Boston to face lefthander Chris Capuano, starting in center field… Will Middlebrooks is back at Fenway and in his old spot at third place.. Xander Bogaerts goes back to shortstop… pitchers Tommy Layne and Alex Wilson are up from Pawtucket and available in the bullpen…. Anthony Ranaudo will be making his Major League debut tonight, the Red Sox No. 6 prospect went 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA in 21 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket before getting the call up to Boston… Former Red Sox lefty Chris Capuano faces his old team tonight… The veteran southpaw went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox before being designated for assignment on June 25… Capuano allowed two runs on five hits in six innings in his first start for the Yankees against the Blue Jays last week… Stephen Drew switches clubhouses at Fenway and will be playing second base for New York in his Yankees debut… The Yankees have hit two or more homers in each of their last six games… Cespedes has 12 outfield assists this season, which is tied for the MLB lead with Jackie Bradley Jr… Old friend Jon Lester will be holding his introductory press conference in Oakland tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Comcast SportsNet New England television will carry it live.


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