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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Aviles Leads Off, Middlebrooks Bats Fifth

Mike Aviles will bat leadoff and star rookie Will Middlebrooks will bat fifth as the Boston Red Sox (17-20) look to avenge Wednesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays (24-12) in game two of the series on Thursday night (7:10 p.m. EST). Here are the lineups and pitchers.


  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
Starting Pitcher: Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 4.46 ERA)


  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. B.J. Upton, CF
  3. Luke Scott, DH
  4. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
  5. Carlos Pena, 1B
  6. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  7. Elliot Johnson, SS
  8. Chris Gimenez, C
  9. Rich Thompson, LF
Starting Pitcher: Matt Moore, LHP (1-3, 5.31 ERA)

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Tropicana Field

Felix Doubront vs Matt Moore

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