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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Daniel Bard Takes The Mound For First Start

The Red Sox succeeded in getting off the schneid Monday night, picking up their first win of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. Now they'll aim for number two behind Daniel Bard as the reliever-turned-starter makes his first regular season appearance as part of the rotation.

It will be an appearance that either calms or aggravates a great many fears, even if it's impossible to form any reasonable opinions from just the one start. Bard struggled through his early spring appearances as he tried to get stretched out, but showed improved results as the preseason wore on. Now he'll have his first test against real competition.

For Bobby Valentine's part, he's giving Bard every chance to succeed, backing him up defensively with Nick Punto at short in place of Mike Aviles. Otherwise, it's a standard lefty-first lineup against the right-handed Kyle Drabek.

Boston Red Sox (1-3)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  6. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  7. Cody Ross, LF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  9. Nick Punto, SS

Toronto Blue Jays (3-1)

  1. Yunel Escobar, SS
  2. Kelly Johnson
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Adam Lind, 1B
  5. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  6. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  7. Eric Thames, LF
  8. J.P. Arencibia, C
  9. Colby Rasmus, RF


Current Series

Red Sox lead the series 1-0

Mon 04/09 WP: Scott Atchison (1 - 0)
SV: Alfredo Aceves
LP: Sergio Santos (0 - 1)
4 - 2 win

Boston Red Sox
@ Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT
Rogers Centre

Daniel Bard vs Kyle Drabek

Cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 20-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 45.

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