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Red Sox Vs. Brewers Lineups: Josh Reddick In Left For Rubber Match

The Red Sox and Brewers are set to go head-to-head in the rubber match of their weekend series.

Josh Reddick will get his first start for the Red Sox since returning to the major leagues in place of injured left fielder Carl Crawford. He'll bat ninth behind an otherwise fairly typical lineup from Boston.

Boston Red Sox (42-28)

  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. Marco Scutaro, SS
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  9. Josh Reddick, LF
Starting Pitcher: Tim Wakefield (3-2, 4.39 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers (40-32)

  1. Rickie Weeks, 2B
  2. Corey Hart, RF
  3. Ryan Braun, DH
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Casey McGehee, 3B
  6. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
  7. Nyjer Morgan, LF
  8. Carlos Gomez, CF
  9. Jonathan Lucroy, C
Starting Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo (8-3, 3.76 ERA)

Pitching Matchup Analysis:

Red Sox fans can perhaps count themselves lucky. Tuesday's game against the Rays may have seemed like a waste of a perfectly good Wakefield start, but in reality, it was probably more a matter of a meltdown that never fully came to fruition. Wakefield was absolutely tagged as the game went on, but the balls just kept finding gloves. If you're a fan of the Gambler's Fallacy, that's either a terrific or terrible sign for Sunday, depending on how you look at it.

Other than a four runs in four innings performance against the Mets (which seems to have been more a failure of his fielders than anything else), Yovani Gallardo has been on a tremendous roll of late, dropping his ERA from 6.10 on May 2 all the way down to the 3.76 it's at now. Really, in many ways Gallardo is like another dose of Marcum for the Sox, except without the benefit of familiarity.