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Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineups: Bobby Valentine Stands Pat For Game Two

The Red Sox will trot out the same lineup against Doug Fister as they did against Justin Verlander for the second game of the season.

While the Sox only managed two runs on Opening Day, it's very hard to blame any lineup for failing to score against an ace like Justin Verlander. With Doug Fister on the mound, they'll hope for more from an offense that led the league in scoring in 2011.

Now facing the right-handed Josh Beckett rather than lefty Jon Lester, the Tigers will make a few minor modifications, moving catcher Alex Avila up to sixth in the order, shifting Ryan Raburn to second base, and starting Andy Dirks at designated hitter.

Boston Red Sox (0-1)

  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. Mike Aviles, SS
Detroit Tigers (1-0)
  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Andy Dirks, DH
  9. Ryan Raburn, 2B
First pitch comes at 4:05 p.m. EST. FOX will provide the television broadcast, with WEEI picking up radio duties.

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