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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays: Jed Lowrie Replaces Youkilis At Third For Boston

Jed Lowrie will replace Kevin Youkilis on Saturday afternoon, playing third base as the Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m. EDT on Saturday in the second game of a three-game weekend set at Rogers Centre in Toronto (TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI).

Lowrie, who is batting .283 with three home runs and 24 RBI this season, started the year on a tear but has cooled off lately. Youkilis is batting .255 with eight home runs and 38 RBI in 59 games for the Red Sox.

Here's a look at the lineups for both sides.

Boston Red Sox (37-26)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Jed Lowrie, SS
  6. Carl Crawford, LF
  7. Marco Scutaro, SS
  8. J.D. Drew, RF
  9. Jason Varitek,C
Starting Pitcher: John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 7.60 ERA)

Toronto Blue Jays (32-31)
  1. Yunel Escobar, SS
  2. Corey Patterson, LF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Adam Lind, 1B
  5. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  6. Jose Molina, C
  7. Rajai Davis, CF
  8. Jayson Nix, 3B
  9. Mike McCoy, SS
Starting Pitcher: Brandon Morrow, RHP (2-3, 4.50 ERA)

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