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Blue Jays Vs. Red Sox Lineups: Red Sox Stick With The Standard Against Lefty Brett Cecil

In recent games against lefties, we've seen the Red Sox pull out as many right-handed hitters as they can. Jed Lowrie, Mike Cameron, and Darnell McDonald usually get the call, coming in to replace guys like J.D. Drew who can struggle against southpaws. 

But for some reason, things don't work out this way when it comes to Cecil and the Red Sox. David Ortiz can hit Cecil. So can Carl Crawford. Drew even has a 1.429 OPS against him for his career! And as for Lowrie, well, he's 1-for-7 compared to Marco Scutaro's 5-for-8. So it is that the Red Sox are sticking with their usual lineup against him, regardless of what hand he throws with.

1. Carl Crawford, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Marco Scutaro, SS
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

The Blue Jays counter with a fairly typical lineup of their own.

1. Yunel Escobar, SS
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Adam Lind, 1B
5. Aaron Hill, 2B
6. J.P. Arencibia, C
7. Travis Snider, LF
8. Juan Rivera, DH
9. Jayson Nix, 3B