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Sox lineup

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  October 13, 2008 12:43 PM

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Two items of note: Alex Cora gets the start at shortstop over Jed Lowrie, and manager Terry Francona sticks with slumping Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot.

(Batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage against Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza in parantheses.)

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (.462, .500, .462)
2 .Dustin Pedroia, 2B (.214, .267, .286)
3. David Ortiz, DH (.200, .273, .800)
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B (.083, .214, .083)
5. J.D. Drew, RF (.400, .500, 1.200)
6. Jason Bay, LF (Has never faced Garza)
7. Mark Kotsay, 1B (.000, .000, .000)
8. Jason Varitek, C (.250, .400, .250)
9. Alex Cora, SS (.000, .000, .000)
-- Jon Lester, SP

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