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Red Sox Vs. Angels Lineups: Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia Switch Places Against Jered Weaver

The Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz to the mound against Jered Weaver as they look to even up their series against the Los Angeles Angels. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

It's another strange looking lineup for the Red Sox on Wednesday, and while Tuesday's was plenty bizarre as well, there were at least explanations that could be made for the specific changes.

The changes for today, however, with both catchers in the lineup, Scott Podsednik leading off instead of Pedro Ciriaco, and Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia swapping the second and third spots? They seem almost random.

All the Sox can hope for at this point, though, is that Clay Buchholz doesn't end p forced to take any hacks with the bat to blow his back out.

Boston Red Sox (59-64)

  1. Scott Podsednik, LF
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  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

Los Angeles Angels (63-60)

  1. Mike Trout, CF
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Albert Pujols, 1B
  4. Kendrys Morales, DH
  5. Mark Trumbo, LF
  6. Howard Kendrick, 2B
  7. Maicer Izturis, 3B
  8. Erick Aybar, SS
  9. Chris Iannetta, C

Next Game

Los Angeles Angels
@ Boston Red Sox

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Jered Weaver vs Clay Buchholz

Mostly clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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