Moreland is not in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Sunday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. As usual, Moreland will sit out to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup with Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw. He'll likely see a pinch-hit appearance at some point, however, especially after hitting a three-run, pinch-hit home run in Game 4. Steve Pearce will draw the start at first base in his stead.
Moreland is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. With lefty Rich Hill taking the mound for Los Angeles, Moreland will head to the bench to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup. As usual, Steve Pearce will take his place at first base.
Moreland is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against Los Angeles on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. Moreland will remain on the pine for a second straight contest with southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu on the bump for the Dodgers. Steve Pearce will draw another start in his place at first base. Look for Moreland to rejoin the starting lineup in Game 3 on Friday with right-hander Walker Buehler lined up to pitch.
Moreland is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Moreland will hit the bench for Game 1 with a lefty in Clayton Kershaw toeing the rubber for the opposition. With another southpaw (Hyun-Jin Ryu) starting for the Dodgers on Wednesday, Moreland may have to wait until Game 3 to enter the starting nine. Steve Pearce gets the start at first base in this one, hitting third.
Moreland is starting at first base and hitting fifth in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. This will mark Moreland's first start since suffering a hamstring injuring during Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees earlier in the month. The first baseman has appeared as a pinch-hitter in each of the first four games of the series, going 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI. He'll face Justin Verlander in his return to the starting nine.