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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Danny Valencia Debuts

The Red Sox will try to salvage a series tie Sunday afternoon as they take on the Indians in Cleveland. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

After giving Pedro Ciriaco a go at third in Saturday's game, the Sox will turn to recent acquisition Danny Valencia at the hot corner against Corey Kluber. Valencia has hit a woeful .198/.212/.310 in 132 plate appearances for the Twins this season after debuting with an OPS of .799 two years ago.

Otherwise it's standard stuff for the Sox against the right-handed Kluber.

Boston Red Sox (56-59)

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

Cleveland Indians (53-61)

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

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Jon Lester vs Corey Kluber

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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