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Red Sox Wild Card lineup: Kyle Schwarber leading off

WEEI Sports Radio
WEEI Sports Radio
 2021-10-05
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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

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