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Lineups for ALDS Game 4 between Red Sox, Yankees

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The Red Sox will try to close out the ALDS with a win over the Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday night. TBS will have the broadcast and first pitch is slated for 8:07 PM ET. Here are your lineups:

Red Sox

RF Mookie Betts
LF Andrew Benintendi
1B Steve Pearce
DH J.D. Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Eduardo Núñez
CF Jackie Bradley, Jr.
C Christian Vásquez

SP Rick Porcello

Pearce is back at first base with the lefty on the bump for the Yankees. Sandy Leon got the start behind the plate for the first two games of the series. Now Vásquez is getting his second consecutive start.

Yankees

CF Aaron Hicks
RF Aaron Judge
SS Didi Gregorius
DH Giancarlo Stanton
1B Luke Voit
3B Neil Walker
C Gary Sánchez
2B Gleyber Torres
LF Brett Gardner

SP CC Sabathia

Hicks is back in the lineup after sitting for Games 2 and 3. Miguel Andújar is notably absent. He’s 2-for-10 in the postseason thus far. Instead, Walker is drawing the start at third base. We know that’s not based on career matchup stats, as Walker is 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against Porcello in his career.

If the Red Sox can defeat the Yankees tonight, they will punch their ticket to the ALCS for the first time since 2013. The Yankees are hoping to stave off elimination and fight their way back into the ALCS after losing there in seven games to the Astros last year.

Reds are the frontrunner for Nicholas Castellanos

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Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Reds “have emerged as the frontrunner” to sign free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. Morosi says the Reds and Castellanos “have made progress over the past several days.”

The Reds were going to have a lot of outfielders already when they hit Goodyear, Arizona in a couple of weeks, with newcomer Shogo Akiyama, Jesse Winkler, Nick Senzel, Aristides Aquino, Travis Jankowski, Scott Schebler, and Rule 5 draftee Mark Payton. Senzel was an infielder before last year, of course, so he could move back to the dirt, perhaps. And, of course, the Reds could trade from their outfield surplus if, indeed, they end up with an outfield surplus.

Without question, however, Castellanos would be the big dog, at least offensively, in that setup. He had a breakout year at the plate in 2019, hitting .289/.337/.525 overall (OPS+ 121), but slugging at a blistering .321/.356/.646 pace (OPS+ 151) after being traded from the Tigers to the Cubs. In Chicago — rescued from cavernous Comerica Park — his big doubles power turned into big homer power. If he were to sign to play half his season in hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark one can only imagine the damage he’d do.