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Red Sox at Reds lineup: Andrew Benintendi comes home

The playoffs are secure. The AL East lead is three. The magic number is eight. Let’s get it.

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

A huge boo to the schedulemakers. The Reds? Bah! This isn’t 1975. Get these jokers out of my autumn baseball! (Votto, you can stay. Grab a jersey.)

Rick Porcello starts against Sal Romano, whose uncle probably owns the pizza place down the road. No DH means no Hanley Ramirez, and Andrew Benintendi gets to do his thing in his hometown. Giddyup. Here are the full lineups:

Game 153, September 22, 2017 at Reds

Batting Order Red Sox Reds
Batting Order Red Sox Reds
1 Xander Bogaerts, SS Billy Hamilton, CF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Zack Cozart, SS
3 Andrew Benintendi, LF Joey Votto, 1B
4 Mookie Betts, RF Scooter Gennett, 2B
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Eugenio Suarez, 3B
6 Christian Vazquez, C Scott Schebler, RF
7 Rafael Devers, 3B Adam Duvall, LF
8 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Tucker Barnhart, C
9 Rick Porcello, RHP Sal Romano, P
SP Rick Porcello, RHP Sal Romano, RHP