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Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli sits, Mike Carp cleans up

07.11.14 at 5:01 pm ET

Mike Napoli, hitting just .188 (with a .350 OBP) and .250 slugging mark in the month of July, will get the day off as the Red Sox open a three-game series in Houston against the Astros. In his place, Mike Carp will clean up and get the start at first base. Xander Bogaerts, who sat out of Thursday’s series finale against the White Sox, is back in the lineup at third base. Mookie Betts will get the day off, while Christian Vazquez will be behind the plate for John Lackey.


Brock Holt, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Mike Carp, 1B

Daniel Nava, LF

Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Xander Bogaerts, 3B

Stephen Drew, SS

Christian Vazquez, C

John Lackey, SP

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