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Red Sox Vs. Yankees Lineups: Pedro Ciriaco Starts At Short Against Hiroki Kuroda

The Red Sox are out for a series win against the Yankees and a return to .500 Sunday night as they take on Hiroki Kuroda in New Yankee Stadium. First pitch is at 8:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on ESPN and WEEI.

After evening up the series with a win against a top-quality southpaw in CC Sabathia Saturday, the Sox will go back to their more typical lineup as they take on the right-handed Kuroda. The one major exception: Pedro Ciriaco starting at shortstop in place of Mike Aviles, batting ninth.

Though Ciriaco is a righty, he's had massive reverse splits so far with the Sox this year, hitting southpaws poorly but producing a .455 average against right-handed pitching. He'll try and provide some more hits to turn the lineup over for Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford, who returns to left field after a day off.

Boston Red Sox (50-51)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, DH
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  8. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, SS

New York Yankees (60-40)

  1. Derek Jeter, SS
  2. Curtis Granderson, CF
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  4. Robinson Cano, 2B
  5. Nick Swisher, DH
  6. Andruw Jones, LF
  7. Russell Martin, C
  8. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  9. Jayson Nix, 3B

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ New York Yankees

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Felix Doubront vs Hiroki Kuroda

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 0-5 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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