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Thursday's lineups: Red Sox vs. Astros


Thursday's lineups: Red Sox vs. Astros

With the Red Sox facing Dallas Keuchel, the Astros left-handed ace and reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, Chris Young gets another start in left field tonight in the opener of a four-game series against Houston at Fenway Park.

After a slow start, Young is 8-for-21 (.381) this season against lefties and 6-for-16 (.375) in May.

Keuchel (2-4, 4.70 ERA) faces Red Sox lefty ace David Price (4-1, 6.75), who makes his first start since making an adjustment in his delivery based on a tip from teammate Dustin Pedroia. Price was shelled by the Yankees (six runs, seven hits in 4 2/3 innings) on Saturday in New York in his last start. 

The lineups:

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Chris Young LF
Travis Shaw 1B
Christian Vazquez C
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
David Price LHP

Jose Altuve 2B
George Springer RF
Carlos Correa SS
Tyler White DH
Marwin Gonzalez 1B
Carlos Gomez CF
Luis Valbuena 3B
Eric Kratz C
Jake Marsinick LF

Dallas Keuchel LHP 

Red Sox minor leaguer Oscar Hernandez suspended for second positive drug test

Red Sox minor leaguer Oscar Hernandez suspended for second positive drug test

Red Sox minor league catcher Oscar Hernandez has been handed a 50-game suspension for a second positive test for a drug of abuse, our own Evan Drellich reports.

Hernandez signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in January and currently is on the Triple-A Pawtucket roster. The 24-year-old will be able to return in late May.





Wright suspended 15 games for violation of domestic-violence policy

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Wright suspended 15 games for violation of domestic-violence policy

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will be suspended 15 games for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy, NBC Sports Boston has learned. The league is set to make the announcement Friday.

Wright, working his way back from right knee surgery, has to serve the suspension when healthy. Potential time on the disabled list to begin the season would not count. Wright is not expected to appeal.

Wright was arrested at his Tennessee home in December following an incident involving his wife, Shannon. Wright was charged with domestic assault and preventing a 911 call, which are misdemeanors in Tennessee, and released on a $2,500 bond.

The case in December was retired by the Williamson County courthouse. If Wright commits no other offenses for a 12-month span, the charges are expected to be dropped.

Fifteen games matches the lowest suspension MLB has given out in relation to a domestic violence case since the league and players union agreed to a policy in 2015. Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was suspended 15 games in March 2017.

"It's a situation that, it sucks not only for me, but for my family, for the team," Wright told reporters in Florida on Thursday. "But I try not to think about it. When MLB comes out with their discipline, or if there's going to be discipline or not, it's just going to go from there."

Wright said this spring that he did not harm his wife.

“We’ve been going to counseling. We’ve been working through it,” Wright said. “We’ve been trying to do as much as we can to put it past us, but it’s hard. Because MLB is doing their investigation and it’s in the limelight. It’s really hard on a personal level to get past something that’s constantly being thrown at you. But I did it to myself. It’s one of those things that I’ve got to live with the consequences that came from my actions that night.”