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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Mike Aviles Leads Off Against Southpaw Jason Vargas

The Red Sox and Mariners will face off in the first of two games Monday night as the Sox look to extend their winning streak to four games against a struggling West Coast club. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

The Sox will do their usual shakeup against a southpaw, shifting Mike Aviles to the top of the lineup and adding Kelly Shoppach and Marlon Byrd to the order against lefty Jason Vargas.

The Mariners will bring with them an opponent the Sox were expecting to have to face for many years in the very different environment of a Red Sox - Yankees game: Jesus Montero. The offseason acquisition has struggled early in his Seattle career, but can certainly hit for power when the occasion calls for it.

Boston Red Sox (15-19)

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

Seattle Mariners (16-20)

  1. Dustin Ackley, DH
  2. Casper Wells, LF
  3. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  4. Jesus Montero, C
  5. Justin Smoak, 1B
  6. Kyle Seager, 2B
  7. Alex Liddi, 3B
  8. Michael Saunders, CF
  9. Brendan Ryan, SS

Next Game

Seattle Mariners
@ Boston Red Sox

Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Jason Vargas vs Jon Lester

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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