Red Sox vs. Athletics: Mike Napoli sits as Red Sox go for sweep

Jim Rogash

Mike Napoli will miss the final game of the Red Sox' weekend series against the A's.

Mike Napoli will get the day off as the Red Sox send John Lackey to the mound in pursuit of a sweep of the Oakland Athletics.

Today's Lineups

OAKLAND A'S BOSTON RED SOX
Coco Crisp - CF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Jed Lowrie - SS Shane Victorino - RF
Josh Donaldson - 3B David Ortiz - DH
Brandon Moss - 1B Mike Carp - 1B
Yoenis Cespedes - LF A.J. Pierzynski - C
John Jaso - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS
Derek Norris - C Grady Sizemore - LF
Josh Reddick - RF W. Middlebrooks - 3B
Eric Sogard - 2B Jackie Bradley - CF
Sonny Gray - RHP John Lackey - RHP

Y'know...nothing really needs to be said about the batting order beyond this.

Mike Carp: .226/.314/.323, 76 OPS+

A.J. Pierzynski: .280/.322/.378, 92 OPS+

Xander Bogaerts: .279/.390/.375, 112 OPS+

At last Carp has the small sample size excuse and much better career numbers, I suppose.

First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

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