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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineups: Will Middlebrooks Returns, Adrian Gonzalez In Right Against Price

The Red Sox and Rays will get back to baseball one day after a charged game in Fenway Park led to cleared benches and heated postgame comments from both managers. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. with broadcasts on FOX and WEEI.

Will Middlebrooks will make his return to the lineup one day after being pushed out by Kevin Youkilis. The exciting young third baseman will take over for Youkilis at his natural position, with Youkilis shifting over to first and Adrian Gonzalez taking over in right field.

Josh Beckett, then, will likely have to avoid giving up too many fly balls to that tricky right field if he wants to keep his run of success against the Rays going. He's been excellent in his last two starts, and threw eight one-run innings against Tampa Bay the first time he faced them this year.

Boston Red Sox (22-23)

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

Tampa Bay Rays (28-18)

  1. Carlos Pena, 1B
  2. B.J. Upton, CF
  3. Matt Joyce, LF
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Luke Scott, DH
  6. Drew Sutton, 3B
  7. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Elliot Johnson, SS


Next Game

Tampa Bay Rays
@ Boston Red Sox

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT
Fenway Park

David Price vs Josh Beckett

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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