Five rookies in lineup for Red Sox tonight


With Christian Vazquez slated to make his major league debut tonight, the Red Sox will have five rookies in their starting lineup. The last time the Sox had as many as five rookies in the lineup at the same time was Aug. 16, 1987, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

That day, the Sox had Ellis Burks, Mike Greenwell, Sam Horn, Todd Benzinger and John Marzano playing against the Rangers.

Here is tonight’s lineup:

1. Brock Holt, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Mike Napoli, 1B

5. Jonny Gomes, LF

6. Xander Bogaerts, 3B

7. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

8. Mookie Betts, RF

9. Christian Vazquez, C

SP -- Rubby De La Rosa, RHP