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Red Sox Vs. Braves Lineups: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Cleans Up

The Red Sox will look to get back on a winning track Saturday night as they take on Randall Delgado and the Atlanta Braves. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. with broadcasts on FOX and WEEI.

After a completely inept offensive night against Jair Jurrjens, Bobby Valentine has made some small adjustments to the batting order, particularly to the middle of the lineup, where Jarrod Saltalamacchia is now batting cleanup with David Ortiz taking over the third spot and Adrian Gonzalez moving to fifth.

Will Middlebrooks is once again in the lineup as Kevin Youkilis trade talks approach a fever pitch. He'll bat sixth behind Gonzalez, moving up in the order as he continues to produce at the plate night after night. Cody Ross will drop down to the seventh spot to make space.

Boston Red Sox (36-34)

  1. Daniel Nava, LF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  7. Cody Ross, RF
  8. Ryan Kalish, CF
  9. Mike Aviles, SS

Atlanta Braves (38-32)

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Brian McCann, DH
  4. Dan Uggla, 2B
  5. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  6. Chipper Jones, 3B
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. David Ross, C
  9. Andrelton Simmons, SS


Next Game

Atlanta Braves
@ Boston Red Sox

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Randall Delgado vs Franklin Morales

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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