BOSTON — Rafael Devers is not in the Boston Red Sox lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays here at Fenway Park. The three-game series opener starts at 7:10 p.m.
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Christian Arroyo will play third base. Kiké Hernández is at second base. Jarren Duran will play center field.
Franchy Cordero is the first baseman and batting sixth.
Alex Verdugo, who was not in the starting lineup Thursday but pinch ran in the ninth, is back. He’s playing right field and batting second.
JT Chargois (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his first career start as an opener for the Rays. Michael Wacha, who is 8-1 with a 2.28 ERA in 15 starts, will pitch for Boston.
Red Sox lineup
1. Tommy Pham LF
2. Alex Verdugo RF
3. J.D. Martinez DH
4. Xander Bogaerts SS
5. Christian Arroyo 3B
6. Franchy Cordero 1B
7. Kiké Hernández 2B
8. Kevin Plawecki C
9. Jarren Duran CF
Starting pitchers: RHP Michael Wacha (8-1, 2.28 ERA) vs. RHP JT Chargois (1-0, 0.00)