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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Daniel Nava Joins Sox, Bats Sixth

The Red Sox and Indians will start a four-game series in Fenway Park Thursday night with the Sox still looking for that turn-around win. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST, with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

While the last position player called up from the minors in Will Middlebrooks has been nothing short of fantastic for the Red Sox, they cannot expect nearly so much from the man making his way up tonight. It's been a while since Daniel Nava last set foot in Fenway, but when last he left he did not appear to be much of a major league player--first pitch grand slams notwithstanding.

Still, Nava has suddenly found his stride at the plate in Pawtucket over the last few weeks, and right now the Sox will take any help they can get. All they can do is hope he provides some hits in another all-hands-on-deck year.

Boston Red Sox (12-18)

  1. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Daniel Nava, LF
  7. Mike Aviles, SS
  8. Marlon Byrd, CF
  9. Kelly Shoppach, C

Cleveland Indians (17-13)

  1. Johnny Damon, LF
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  4. Travis Hafner, DH
  5. Carlos Santana, C
  6. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  7. Michael Brantley, CF
  8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  9. Jack Hannahan, 3B