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Red Sox Vs. White Sox Lineups: Mauro Gomez At DH As David Ortiz Heads To DL

The Red Sox will look to regain control of their four-game set against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night as they send Felix Doubront to the mound against Pedro Hernandez. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

Mauro Gomez, called up today to replace David Ortiz after the latter was placed on the 15-day DL with a heel injury, will take over at designated hitter for the night. It's a much more appropriate position than third or even first for the defensively challenged right-handed hitter.

Gomez will be helped by the fact that he gets to face the left-handed rookie Pedro Hernandez, who only recently made the jump from Double-A to Triple-A. The Sox are, as usual,looking to make the lefty as uncomfortable as possible on the mound, stacking the lineup with as many right-handed hitters as possible.

Boston Red Sox (46-45)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Cody Ross, RF
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Mauro Gomez, DH
  7. Mike Aviles, SS
  8. Kelly Shoppach, C
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B

Chicago White Sox (50-40)

  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  3. Adam Dunn, DH
  4. Paul Konerko, 1B
  5. Alex Rios, RF
  6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  7. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  8. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  9. Gordon Beckham, 2B

Next Game

Chicago White Sox
@ Boston Red Sox

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Pedro Hernandez vs Felix Doubront

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

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