Red Sox Wild Card lineup: Kyle Schwarber leading off
Most notable in the lineup Cora is sending out against Yankees starter Gerrit Cole is the presence of Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot, while serving as Martinez's replacement in the designated hitter position.
Schwarber had led off 27 times this season (the majority of appearances coming with the Nationals), hitting .292 with a 1.216 OPS and 17 home runs.
Also of note is Bobby Dalbec getting the start at first base against the righty. Dalbec is 0-for4 with two strikeouts vs. Cole.
Here is the Red Sox' lineup with Nathan Eovaldi on the mound:
Kyle Schwarber DH
Kiké Hernandez CF
Rafael Devers 3B
Xander Bogaert SS
Alex Verdugo LF
Hunter Renfroe RF
Kevin Plawecki C
Bobby Dalbec 1B
Christian Arroyo 2B