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Red Sox Vs. Phillies Lineups: David Ortiz Sits In Interleague Opener

While the Boston Red Sox have had great success in interleague play, a disadvantage is the absence of a designated hitter for road games in National League parks. That will be the case for Friday night's series opener between the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies, played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Translation? There will be no David Ortiz.

Ortiz will sit and Adrian Gonzalez will play first base, instead of playing in the outfield as he did during last season's Red Sox and Phillies series. Here are the lineups and pitchers.

First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. EST; TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network/93.7 FM WEEI

Boston Red Sox (18-20)

  1. Mike Aviles, SS
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Cody Ross, RF
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Daniel Nava, LF
  8. Marlon Byrd, CF
  9. Daniel Bard, P
Starting Pitcher: Daniel Bard, RHP (3-4, 4.30 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (20-19)

  1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
  2. Juan Pierre, LF
  3. Shane Victorino, CF
  4. Hunter Pence, RF
  5. Carlos Ruiz, C
  6. Ty Wiggington, 3B
  7. John Mayberry, 1B
  8. Freddy Galvis, 2B
  9. Cole Hamels, P
Starting Pitcher: Cole Hamels, LHP (5-1, 2.28 ERA)

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Daniel Bard vs Cole Hamels

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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