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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Pedro Ciriaco Starts At Third In Place Of Will Middlebrooks

The Red Sox are looking to take the 2-1 advantage in their series against the Indians as they send Franklin Morales to the mound against Zach McAllister. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

The Red Sox will be without Will Middlebrooks tonight and for the rest of the season, as their exciting young third baseman went down in Friday's win with a broken wrist after he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning. While the Sox picked up Danny Valencia not long ago as depth at the hot corner--and though Valencia has been added to the team--they'll turn to Pedro Ciriaco to hold down the fort for now.

The rest of the lineup is pretty standard fare for the Red Sox these days, with Carl Crawford back in left and batting second against the right-handed McAllister.

Boston Red Sox (56-58)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Ryan Lavarnway, DH
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

Cleveland Indians (52-61)

  1. Jason Donald, 2B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Carlos Santana, DH
  5. Michael Brantley, CF
  6. Shelley Duncan, LF
  7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B
  8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  9. Lou Marson, C

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Franklin Morales vs Zach McAllister

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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