Orioles and Red Sox lineups

BOSTON - Anthony Santander remains out of the lineup tonight as the Orioles begin their final series of the 2019 season.

Santander hasn’t played since Monday. He’s in a 1-for-23 slump.

Stewart-Points-To-Sky-at-DET-Black-Sidebar.jpgDwight Smith Jr. is in left field and batting cleanup. DJ Stewart is in right field.

Trey Mancini is playing first base and Chance Sisco is catching.

Mancini has hit safely in 12 consecutive games at Fenway Park since May 19, 2018, posting a .340 average (16-for-47) during that stretch. He’s slashed .370/.429/.620 (34-for-92) with 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs,
18 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 24 career games in Boston and has hit safely in 22.

Mancini’s 1.048 career OPS at Fenway Park leads all active players with a minimum 100 plate appearances.

In 16 games this season against the Red Sox, Mancini has hit safely in 15 and posted a .381/.466/.730 (24-for-63) slash line with 10 doubles, four homers, 10 RBIs and 15 runs. His 24 hits and 14 extra-base against Boston this season lead the majors.

Asher Wojciechowski gets one more chance to impress manager Brandon Hyde, his staff and the front office. He’s 3-8 with a 5.31 ERA and 1.349 WHIP in 16 games (15 starts).

Wojciechowski hasn’t gone more than five innings in his last three starts. He pitched in Boston on Aug. 17 and allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings. His best work came against the Red Sox on July 21 in Baltimore with one hit allowed and 10 strikeouts in 7 1/3 scoreless innings.

Nathan Eovaldi faced the Orioles on Aug. 18 and allowed five runs in two innings. Renato Núñez hit a three-run homer in the first.

Núñez is 4-for-4 lifetime against Eovaldi. Mark Trumbo is 6-for-10 with two doubles. Chris Davis is 4-for-13 with two home runs and six strikeouts.

Trumbo and Davis are on the bench tonight.

For the Orioles
Jonathan Villar SS
Austin Hays CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Dwight Smith Jr. LF
Renato Núñez DH
Rio Ruiz 3B
Hanser Alberto 2B
DJ Stewart RF
Chance Sisco C

Asher Wojciechowski RHP

For the Red Sox
Mookie Betts DH
Rafael Devers 3B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Mitch Moreland 1B
Brock Holt 2B
Sam Travis LF
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Gorkys Hernández RF
Juan Centeno C

Nathan Eovaldi RHP

The Red Sox are listing Jhoulys Chacin and Eduardo Rodriguez for the last two games of the series. The Orioles list John Means on Saturday and TBD for the finale, with Dylan Bundy still a possibility.

Minor league pitching coordinator Chris Holt is serving as a guest coach this weekend.

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