Thursday's Red Sox-Pirates lineups: Sandoval sits, Eduardo Rodriguez on mound


The Red Sox look to quickly bounce back from their 12-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night with a matinee makeup game against the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon (2:05) at Fenway Park.

The game is being made up from a rainout last Thursday. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 7.25 ERA) makes his second start for the Red Sox after allowing four runs in a loss in Detroit in his season debut. He's opposed by Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl, (1-0, 3.60), who won his first start against the Atlanta Braves despite walking six in five innings.

Pablo Sandoval, off to a .133 start (4-for-30, two home runs) gets the day off to start as Marco Hernandez starts at third base for Boston and Brock Holt starts in left field. First baseman Mitch Moreland (.323) has hit a double in six consecutive games, tying a Red Sox record. He leads the majors with seven doubles.

The lineups:

Jordy Mercer SS
Starling Marte CF
Andrew McCutchen RF    
Grégory Polanco LF    
David Freese DH
Josh Harrison 3B
Josh Bell 1B
Phil Gosselin 2B
Chris Stewart C
Chad Kuhl RHP

Dustin Pedroia 2B
Andrew Benintendi CF
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramírez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Marco Hernández 3B
Christian Vázquez C
Brock Holt LF
Eduardo Rodriguez LHP

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