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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineups: Jacoby Ellsbury Scratched

The Red Sox will try to dodge the home sweep at the hands of the Orioles as they send Felix Doubront to the mound against Chris Tillman. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

At first, it seemed like Jacoby Ellsbury was ready to make his return to the starting lineup for the first time in four days. Now, however, a new lineup is out, and so is Ellsbury, with Scott Podsednik taking over his duties in center field. Podsednik and Ciriaco will form the makeshift leadoff combination for the Sox, leaving Dustin Pedroia and Cody Ross as the 3-4.

The Orioles, meanwhile, will be without Jim Thome just one day after he made his return from a lengthy DL stint.

Boston Red Sox (68-85)

  1. Scott Podsednik, CF
  2. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B
  3. Dustin Pedroia, DH
  4. Cody Ross, RF
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Danny Valencia, 3B
  8. Daniel Nava, LF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS
Baltimore Orioles (87-64)

  1. Nate McLouth, LF
  2. J.J. Hardy, SS
  3. Adam Jones, CF
  4. Matt Wieters, C
  5. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  6. Lew Ford, RF
  7. Chris Davis, DH
  8. Manny Machado, 3B
  9. Robert Andino, 2B


Next Game

Baltimore Orioles
@ Boston Red Sox

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Chris Tillman vs Felix Doubront

Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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