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Red Sox Vs. Angels Lineup: Sox Shuffle Lineup Again Looking To Dodge Sweep

The Red Sox will try to dodge a sweep at the hands of the Angels Thursday night as they send Franklin Morales to the mound against C.J. Wilson. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

It's been another day of stirred-up trouble surrounding the Red Sox off-the-field today, but there's still baseball to be played. And baseball to be played with another bizarre new lineup. At this point, it's almost as if the Sox are after the record for different lineup configurations.

If they don't already have it, that is.

The big switch of the day is that Mauro Gomez will be at first base, with Adrian Gonzalez getting a day at DH. They'll stick with keeping Gonzalez at the fourth spot rather than the third, with Ryan Lavarnway starting behind the plate and batting sixth. Meanwhile, Pedro Ciriaco is back up top once again, with Scott Podsednik bouncing back to the bottom of the order.

Boston Red Sox (59-65)

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

Los Angeles Angels (64-60)

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

Next Game

Los Angeles Angels
@ Boston Red Sox

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

C.J. Wilson vs Franklin Morales

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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