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Red Sox vs. Mariners lineups: Jacoby Ellsbury returns

Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup Wednesday night as the Red Sox take on the Mariners in Seattle.

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No offense to Jackie Bradley Jr.--especially after his homer last night--but Jacoby Ellsbury back at the top of the order tonight? That's a sight for sore eyes.

Boston Red Sox (55-37)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Shane Victorino, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Daniel Nava, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Brock Holt, 3B

Starting Pitcher -- Felix Doubront

Seattle Mariners (40-50)

  1. Brad Miller, SS
  2. Nick Franklin, 2B
  3. Raul Ibanez, LF
  4. Kendrys Morales, DH
  5. Kyle Seager, 3B
  6. Jason Bay, RF
  7. Justin Smoak, 1B
  8. Michael Saunders, CF
  9. Henry Blanco, C

Starting Pitcher -- Aaron Harang

After the last month-and-a-half, there's no question that Ellsbury has started carrying his weight at the top of the order again, hitting .378/.429/.527 in his last 34 games. With Shane Victorino batting behind him, and Daniel Nava batting sixth, the starting outfield is back together again.

Hopefully they'll get the attack going against Aaron Harang tonight. While the 35-year-old veteran doesn't have the best ERA on the season, he's got much better peripherals, and has been something of an all-or-nothing pitcher. If the Sox get off to a slow start against him, they could be looking at a long night.

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