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Nunez back in Red Sox' lineup after wrist injury

Nunez back in Red Sox' lineup after wrist injury

Eduardo Nunez is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday, leading off and playing second base against the Orioles, after leaving the game Friday with a wrist injury.

Nunez collided with Orioles third baseman Manny Machado in the second inning as Machado stole second. X-rays showed Nunez sprained his left wrist and thumb. 

Nunez, acquired from the San Francisco Giants before the July 31 trade deadline and has hit .340 with six homers, 20 RBI and a .945 OPS for Boston. 

The full Red Sox lineup:

For the nickname-impaired, it's:

Nunez 2B
Mookie Betts RF
Andrew Benintendi CF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Rafael Devers 3B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Mitch Moreland 1B
Chris Young LF
Christian Vazquez C
Eduardo Rodriguez RHP