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Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Brent Lillibridge Makes Red Sox Debut

Brent Lillibridge will make his Red Sox debut Tuesday night as Daisuke Matsuzaka takes on Aaron Laffey and the Toronto Blue Jays in Fenway Park.

Lillibridge, who came to Boston in the Kevin Youkilis trade on Sunday, has had a very rough beginning to the season, particularly against left-handed pitchers like Laffey. Over the last few years, however, he's been much better, hitting southpaws to the tune of an .854 OPS.

Lillibridge is not the only adjustment being made to take on the lefty, however. Darnell McDonald will play next to him in left field, and Cody Ross will move up to the fourth spot in the lineup, replacing Jarrod Saltalamacchia who will hit seventh.

Boston Red Sox (38-35)

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

Toronto Blue Jays (38-35)

  1. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  2. Colby Rasmus, CF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  5. Kelly Johnson, 2B
  6. Yunel Escobar, SS
  7. Rajai Davis, LF
  8. Adam Lind, 1B
  9. Jeff Mathis, C


Next Game

Toronto Blue Jays
@ Boston Red Sox

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Aaron Laffey vs Daisuke Matsuzaka

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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