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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Jose Iglesias Makes First Major League Start

Jose Iglesias will receive his first start for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, batting ninth against Toronto’s Jesse Litsch.

While the Red Sox weren’t expecting Iglesais to see much playing time in his short major league stint, a bout of illness from Jed Lowrie will force him into the starting lineup tonight. In his first major league at bat Tuesday, Iglesias swung at all four pitches he saw, striking out on a breaking ball that ended in the dirt, but reaching as Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia couldn’t catch the ball.

Here’s the rest of tonight’s lineup:

BOSTON RED SOX

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

Without Jed Lowrie there to break things up, the Sox have quite the string of lefties in the middle of there order.

The Jays counter with:

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

1. Yunel Escobar, SS
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Jose Bautista, RF
4. Juan Rivera, DH
5. Aaron Hill, 2B
6. J.P. Arencibia, C
7. David Cooper, 1B
8. John McDonald, 3B
9. Rajai Davis, CF
— Jesse Litsch, SP