Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: Pedro Ciriaco starts at third

Jim Rogash

The Red Sox will have Pedro Ciriaco at third Wednesday night as Allen Webster gets his second start of the year.

The Red Sox will turn to Pedro Ciriaco Wednesday night to fill the hole left at third base by the injured Will Middlebrooks as they take on Pedro Hernandez and the Minnesota Twins.

Boston Red Sox (21-12)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Shane Victorino, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Jonny Gomes, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Stephen Drew, SS
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B
Starting Pitcher -- Allen Webster

Minnesota Twins (14-15)

  1. Jamey Carroll, 2B
  2. Joe Mauer, C
  3. Josh Willingham, LF
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  6. Ryan Doumit, DH
  7. Oswaldo Arcia, RF
  8. Aaron Hicks, CF
  9. Pedro Florimon, SS

Starting Pitcher -- Pedro Hernandez

For the second time this season, all eyes will be on Allen Webster as he takes the mound for the Red Sox. The rookie starter faded late in his first time out, but still turned in an impressive performance that has left Sox fans wanting more. He'll get a chance to show his stuff again against a Twins lineup that scored six in last night's contest.

The bigger problem Tuesday night, however, was the offense, which was shut down until a ninth inning homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Perdro Hernandez is a pitcher in the same vein as Scott Diamond, just...less impressive, on the whole. They'll hope to get a good start from Webster, but with a rookie on the mound they can't be expecting to get away with another one- or two-run performance.

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