The Sox are sticking with the same basic format for their lineup against lefty Brian Matusz, just with a few small alterations.
The middle-of-the-order remains the same, from Dustin Pedroia batting second to Adrian Gonzalez in right field and hitting sixth. Daniel Nava will return to the lineup, taking over in the leadoff spot for Mike Aviles, who moves down to seventh.
The bottom three aren't particularly pretty, but this is a lefty we're talking about. Hopefully they'll do better against this one than we saw from their larger group of lefty mashers last night.
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Daniel Nava, LF||Endy Chavez, RF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Kevin Youkilis, 1B||Adam Jones, CF|
|David Ortiz, DH||Matt Wieters, C|
|Will Middlebrooks, 3B||Chris Davis, DH|
|Adrian Gonzalez, RF||Mark Reynolds, 1B|
|Mike Aviles, SS||Wilson Betemit, 3B|
|Darnell McDonald, CF||Ryan Flaherty, LF|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||Robert Andino, 2B|