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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Adrian Gonzalez Back In Right Against Kyle Drabek

The Red Sox are once again putting offense first as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Rogers Center Saturday afternoon. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

Adrian Gonzalez will be back in right field as the Sox look pack as much power into their lineup as possible. Scott Podsednik will be the odd man out in the outfield, with Ryan Sweeney moving to center field and Daniel Nava remaining in left.

The oddest part of this new order is the placement of Mike Aviles, who will bat second despite his typical difficulties against right-handed pitchers such as Drabek. It would seem a spot much more suited to Ryan Sweeney, batting seventh, or Will Middlebrooks, hitting eighth.

Boston Red Sox (27-25)

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

Toronto Blue Jays (27-25)

  1. Kelly Johnson, 2B
  2. Yunel Escobar, SS
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. Colby Rasmus, CF
  6. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  7. Rajai Davis, LF
  8. David Cooper, DH
  9. Jeff Mathis, C

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday, Jun 2, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Felix Doubront vs Kyle Drabek

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 15-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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