Red Sox vs. Twins: Jake Peavy starts in place of Felix Doubront

Jared Wickerham

The Red Sox have shuffled their rotation, giving Jake Peavy the start Tuesday night against the Twins in place of Felix Doubront.

The Red Sox will send Jake Peavy to the mound ahead of Felix Doubront Tuseday night, taking advantage of the recent off-day to mix up their rotation.

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX MINNESOTA TWINS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Brian Dozier - 2B
Shane Victorino - RF Joe Mauer - 1B
David Ortiz - DH Trevor Plouffe - 3B
Mike Napoli - 1B Jason Kubel - LF
Grady Sizemore - LF Kurt Suzuki - C
A.J. Pierzynski - C Chris Parmelee - RF
Xander Bogaerts - SS Eduardo Nunez - DH
W. Middlebrooks - 3B Eduardo Escobar - SS
Jackie Bradley - CF Danny Santana - CF
Jake Peavy - RHP Ricky Nolasco - RHP

The move will solidify Boston's three best starters at the top of the rotation, but that in turn leaves the bottom two in Doubront and Buchholz quite the rough patch, at least at the moment. Originally, Peavy had been placed between the two to give the bullpen a break based on the idea that he was more likely to go deep into games than either Doubront or Buchholz. That's held true to this point in the year, but perhaps John Farrell just wants to get as much momentum as he can behind a team that's finally getting into gear.

Or maybe he just wants to keep Felix Doubront away from the Tigers, which seems like an admirable goal.

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