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Red Sox Vs. Orioles Lineups: Adrian Gonzalez Drops To Sixth Against Wei-Yin Chen

The Red Sox will try and repay the Orioles for their extra-innings loss Wednesday night as they send Josh Beckett to the mound against Wei-Yin Chen. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST, with broadcasts by NESN and WEEI.

After a disappointing start to the season, the Red Sox will finally make a move that seems long overdue, dropping Adrian Gonzalez to sixth in the order. The All-Star first baseman--tonight playing right field-- is hitting just .262/.316/.407 so far on the year--more the stuff of a #8 or #9 hitting shortstop then a middle-of-the-order corner infielder, but has still never dropped below fifth.

The Sox will otherwise be stacking their lineup against the left-handed Chen, with Darnell McDonald making his return from the disabled list and Mike Aviles leading off.

Boston Red Sox (28-27)

  1. Mike Aviles, SS
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Adrian Gonzalez, RF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Darnell McDonald, LF
  9. Marlon Byrd, CF
Boston Red Sox (31-24)
  1. Endy Chavez, RF
  2. J.J. Hardy, SS
  3. Adam Jones, CF
  4. Matt Wieters, C
  5. Chris Davis, DH
  6. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  7. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  8. Ryan Flaherty, LF
  9. Robert Andino, 2B


Final - 6.5.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Baltimore Orioles 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 8 15 1
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 11 1
WP: Jim Johnson (1 - 0)
LP: Alfredo Aceves (0 - 3)

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