|BOSTON RED SOX||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||George Springer - CF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Alex Bregman - 3B|
|Andrew Benintendi - LF||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Hanley Ramirez - 1B||Evan Gattis - DH|
|Chris Young - DH||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Christian Vazquez - C||Yulieski Gurriel - 1B|
|Deven Marrero - 3B||Marwin Gonzalez - LF|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Brian McCann - C|
|Drew Pomeranz - LHP||Dallas Keuchel - LHP|
The Houston Astros lineup hasn’t changed from game one.
Josh Reddick again gets the starter against a left-handed pitcher. Reddick does not have a career at-bat against his former teammate in Oakland, Drew Pomeranz.
George Springer did strong struggle in the leadoff spot on Thursday, striking out three times.
On the other side, the Red Sox have made some changes.
Dustin Pedroia has been moved to his normal spot in the No. 2 hole. Mitch Moreland has been replaced by Hanley Ramirez at first base. Deven Marrero has replaced Rafael Devers at third base. Christian Vazquez takes over a catcher.
The biggest impact for the Red Sox will likely be the new addition to the Boston ALDS roster, outfielder/DH Chris Young. Young is inserted in at DH on Friday.
Young has been the most successful hitters against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel among Red Sox hitters. He is 7-for-23 with two doubles, one triple, and three RBIs.