Red Sox Vs. Cubs Lineups: Kevin Youklis Out Of Lineup For Sox

The Boston Red Sox dropped the first game of a three-game set with the Chicago Cubs on Friday. On Saturday, they'll look to bounce back to even the interleague series, against the worst team in the Major Leagues. Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Sox, opposed by Jeff Samardzija of the Cubs.

At 31-33, the Red Sox are currently in last place in the American League East, trailing the first place Yankees by 7.5 games.

Boston Red Sox (31-33)

Scott Podsednik, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, RF
Ryan Sweeney, CF
Mike Aviles, SS
Jon Lester, P

Starting Pitcher: Jon Lester, LHP (2-3, 3.71 ERA)

Chicago Cubs (22-42)

Reed Johnson, RF
Darwin Barney, 2B
Starlin Castro, SS
Alfonso Soriano, LF
Jeff Baker, 1B
Joe Mather, CF
Welington Castillo, C
Luis Valbuena, 3B
Jeff Samardzija, P

Starting Pitcher: Jeff Samardzija, RHP (5-4, 3.96 ERA)

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit the SB Nation blog Over the Monster.

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