Gonzalez sits, Kalish starts vs. Cubs

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Gonzalez sits, Kalish starts vs. Cubs

The Red Sox will go into their prime-time matchup against the Cubs on Sunday night with a lineup that is anything but.

Adrian Gonzalez will sit to start the Sunday Night Baseball game at Wrigley Field. David Ortiz will start at first base while Scott Podsednik (left field), Ryan Kalish (center) and Darnell McDonald (right) make up the starting outfield.

Here's how Sunday's starting lineup looks:

1. Podsednik LF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Youkilis 3B
4. Ortiz 1B
5. Aviles SS
6. McDonald RF
7. Shoppach C
8. KalishCF
9. Morales P

Morales is getting his first start of the season in place of Josh Beckett, who is on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

No Gonzalez. No Beckett. Surely what the country was hoping to see when they saw this game featured as the Sunday night game this week.

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx

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Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx

The Red Sox can clinch the A.L. East title for the first time since 2013, and do it at the home of their arch rivals, with a victory at Yankee Stadium tonight. 

Left-hander David Price (17-8, 3.91) takes the mound with the Red Sox magic number at 1. A Sox win, or a Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Baltimore Orioles, will give Boston the division title.

Brock Holt gets the start at third and Andrew Benintendi is in left field against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30).

The Red Sox (92-64) have the best record in the A.L., just ahead of the Texas Rangers (92-65), who have clinched the A.L. West title. 

The lineups:

RED SOX

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Xander Bogaerts SS

David Ortiz DH

Mookie Betts RF

Hanley Ramirez 1B

Brock Holt 3B

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Sandy Leon C

Andrew Benintendi LF

David Price LHP

 

YANKEES

Brett Gardner LF

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Gary Sanchez DH

Starlin Castro 2B

Chase Headley 3B

Didi Gregorius SS

Aaron Hicks RF

Austin Romine C

Tyler Austin 1B

Luis Cessa RHP