Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel are in the lineup for the Houston Astros’ home game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night, according to manager Dusty Baker.
Alvarez, 23, has missed the past five games with a sore right wrist. In 40 games this season, the designated hitter is batting a team-leading .310 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs.
Gurriel, 36, who has missed the past three games, was scratched from Saturday’s lineup against the San Diego Padres due to left finger inflammation. Taylor Jones and Aledmys Diaz have manned first base in Gurriel’s place.
In 48 games this season, Gurriel is hitting .309 with seven home runs and a team-leading 38 RBIs. However, over his past seven games, Gurriel is batting .148 (4-for-27) with no home runs and two RBIs.
–Field Level Media