|1. Mookie Betts (R) CF||1. Juan Lagares (R) CF|
|2. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B||2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF|
|3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS||3. David Wright (R) 3B|
|4. David Ortiz (L) 1B||4. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B|
|5. Brock Holt (L) 2B||5. Michael Cuddyer (R) LF|
|6. Rusney Castillo (R) RF||6. Juan Uribe (R) 2B|
|7. Blake Swihart (S) C||7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS|
|8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF||8. Anthony Recker (R) C|
|9. Wade Miley (R) P||9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P|
Syndergaard Notes: Coming off his first road win last Monday at Philadelphia, giving up two runs (both on homers) and four hits in five innings with nine strikeouts. He is 7-1 with a 1.82 ERA in nine starts at Citi Field.
Miley Notes: Leads Sox with 26 starts, 10 wins, 153.2 IP, and 115 strikeoutst...Is making his 15th road start on the road, where he is 4-6, 4.56 . . In his past seven away starts he's 2-2, 3.56. Heis 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA in three career starts with the Mets, all with Arizona.
Mets Notes: The Mets lead the Nationals by 5 1/2 games in the NL East. Saturday was only the second day in the last 21 that the Nats gained a game on the Mets. ... The Mets are trying to end a season-long five-game home winning streak. The Mets have been swept six times this season, only twice at at home.
Red Sox Notes: The Red Sox have won three in a row, one shy of tying their longest win streak this season and are seeking their first four-game road winning streak and third sweep this season.