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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineup: Dustin Pedroia At DH Against Ubaldo Jimenez

The Red Sox will kick off a four-game set against the Cleveland Indians Thursday night as they send Felix Doubront to the mound against Ubaldo Jimenez. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

The Sox will have both Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Aviles in the lineup Thursday night as they shift Dustin Pedroia to the DH role for the night. Despite a very impressive performance in the season so far, Ciriaco has found playing time difficult to come by since the Sox got their middle-infield pairing back at full force. He's only received five at bats in the last six games, four of them coming in his start Wednesday against the Rangers.

Otherwise it's typical stuff for the Sox against the right-handed Jimenez.

Boston Red Sox (55-57)

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

Cleveland Indians (51-60)

  1. Jason Kipnis, 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

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Felix Doubront vs Ubaldo Jimenez

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

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