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Cubs Vs. Red Sox Lineups: Mike Cameron Starts Against Doug Davis

The Red Sox and Cubs are meeting in Fenway for the first time in 93 years. And while the rules have changed a bit (designated what now?), it’s still nine men to a lineup

Boston Red Sox (23-20)

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Mike Cameron, RF
8. Carl Crawford, LF
9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jon Lester, SP

Facing off against lefty Doug Davis, the Sox move Jed Lowrie up in the order to sixth and give Mike Cameron a start in right field. While Cameron is typically a lefty-killer, that hasn’t proven to be the case in 2011. It’s been so bad for Cameron, in fact, that J.D. Drew has been considerably more impressive against southpaws.

Chicago Cubs (19-23)

1. Starlin Castro, SS
2. Darwin Barney, 2B
3. Jeff Baker, 3B
4. Aramis Ramirez, DH
5. Carlos Pena, 1B
6. Marlon Byrd, CF
7. Rafael Soriano, LF
8. Reed Johnson, RF
9. Koyie Hill, C
— Doug Davis, SP

Aramis Ramirez doesn’t really fit the typical DH mould, but that’s maybe to be expected from an NL team. What’s scary about this lineup is how many Cubs hitters have big splits against lefties. Jon Lester could be in for something of a surprise tonight.