BOSTON, MA: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Pedroia later left the game with an injury to his left thumb. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Not only is Dustin Pedroia back with the Red Sox today, but he's in his old spot, second in the order. With Kevin Youkilis back, healthy, and hitting at the moment -- .289/.372/.500 since his return from the disabled list -- this is starting to look at least a little like the scary Red Sox lineup they were supposed to have. Well, sort of.
Baltimore has had their own injury woes, but both Mark Reynolds and Adam Jones are back in the lineup after missing time. Chris Davis is likely out thanks to the left-handed Jon Lester pitching for Boston tonight, hence Ronny Paulino at designated hitter, and Steve Tolleson at third base.
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Scott Podsednik - CF||Robert Andino - 2B|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||J.J. Hardy - SS|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Adam Jones - CF|
|David Ortiz - DH||Matt Wieters - C|
|Kevin Youkilis - 3B||Mark Reynolds - 3B|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Steve Pearce - LF|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Ronnie Paulino - DH|
|Daniel Nava - LF||Steve Tolleson - 3B|
|Mike Aviles - SS||Endy Chavez - RF|