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Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineups: Scott Podsednik Leads Off Against Max Scherzer

Despite taking the first three games of the series with some strong offensive performances, the Red Sox will once again shuffle thier lineup Thursday night as they go for the sweep against Max Scherzer and the Tigers.

Bobby Valenitine will attempt to ride the hot hand, placing Scott Podsednik in the leadoff spot. Expected to be a minor depth signing to help compensate for the ridiculous numbers of injuries to Boston's outfield so far this year, Podsednik has put up some surprising numbers for the team, hitting .467/.467/.733 in an admittedly small sample size of 17 at bats.

With Daniel Nava, Scott Podsednik, and Ryan Sweeney all taking the field tonight, Will Middlebrooks will be the odd man out in the infield against Scherzer despite going 2-for-4 with a homer in last night's effort.

Boston Red Sox (26-24)

  1. Scott Podsednik, CF
  2. Daniel Nava, LF
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Nick Punto, 2B

Detroit Tigers (23-27)

  1. Quintin Berry, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Don Kelly, LF
  9. Danny Worth, 2B


Final - 5.30.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 0
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 X 6 12 0
WP: Matt Albers (1 - 0)
SV: Alfredo Aceves (13)
LP: Octavio Dotel (1 - 2)

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