Red Sox vs. Diamondbacks lineups: Jackie Bradley Jr. sits for interleague tilt


The Boston Red Sox hope better fortunes await them at the final stop of their West Coast road trip.

The Red Sox are in Arizona on Friday to kick off a three-game series with the Diamondbacks after going 2-6 against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics to begin the season.

Boston loses the designated hitter in this interleague matchup and has opted to sit Jackie Bradley Jr., bumping Mookie Betts to center field and the hot-hitting J.D. Martinez to right field.

Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland also return to the lineup replacing Eduardo Nunez and Steve Pearce, while Blake Swihart gets the start catching right-hander Rick Porcello.

Porcello (like every other Red Sox pitcher) got roughed up in his first outing, allowing nine runs (four earned) in just 2.2 innings to the Mariners, but he'll aim to bounce back against the 3-4 D'backs in Arizona's home opener.

Here are the lineups for both teams:


Andrew Benintendi, LF
Mookie Betts, CF
Mitch Moreland, 1B
J.D. Martinez, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Blake Swihart, C
Brock Holt, 2B
Rick Porcello, RHP


Jarrod Dyson, CF
Eduardo Escobar, 2B
David Peralta, LF
Adam Jones, RF
Christian Walker, 1B
Starling Marte, 2B
Nick Ahmed, SS
Alex Avila, C
Zack Godley, RHP

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