ST. LOUIS — Shane Victorino (lower back) is out of the Red Sox lineup for a second straight game.
John Farrell juggled the lineup as a result, moving Dustin Pedroia to second and David Ortiz to third. Ortiz hit third 14 times this season and Pedroia was second most of his career, so it's not a radical change.
Jonny Gomes is batting cleanup for the fourth time this season.
No word yet on the extent of Victorino's availability. But for him to be out again, it must be pretty bad. He has a high threshold for pain tolerance.
• Harry Connick Jr. will perform the national anthem. Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will throw out the first pitch.
• The Cardinals worked out Allen Craig at first base for about five minutes this afternoon and decided not to put him in the lineup. He was moving very slowly on that broken foot. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Craig should be able to DH in Game 6.
• The Red Sox have struck out 142 times in the postseason, tying the 2010 San Francisco Giants for the most in a single postseason. The Giants did it in 15 games, the Sox 14. The good news? The Giants won the Series that season.