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Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia out in series opener vs. Royals

Ryan Hannable
June 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm

A night after leaving the game against the Astros after being hit by a pitch, Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup in the series opener in Kansas City.

Pedroia got X-rays following the game, but there's no word on the results.

With Pedroia out of the lineup, Josh Rutledge will play second base meaning Pablo Sandoval will play third base. Andrew Benintendi will bat second against Royals right-hander Jason Hammel.

Christian Vazquez will catch Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez.

Here is the complete Red Sox lineup.

Mookie Bettts, RF

Andrew Benintendi, LF

Xander Bogaerts, SS

Mitch Moreland, 1B

Hanley Ramirez, DH

Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Josh Rutledge, 2B

Pablo Sandoval, 3B

Christian Vazquez, C

Hector Velazquez, RHP


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