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Game 23 Lineups: Shane Victorino Is Back in the Red Sox Lineup


Every little thing should be all right in right tonight.

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been activated from the disabled list and will play in his first game of the season when the Sox and Yankees square off in the final game of the series at Fenway Park tonight.

Victorino will play right field and bat second in the rubber game of the three game set with New York. Victorino is batting .409/.409/.500 against CC Sabathia, tonight's starter for the Yankees. Dustin Pedroia will stay in the leadoff position, where he's had success of late.

The 33-year-old Victorino has been rehabbing from a right hamstring strain he suffered during the final game of spring training. He batted batted .294/.351/.451 with 15 homers last season in helping the Red Sox to a World Series title.

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (10-12)
1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (R) RF
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. Brock Holt (L) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Felix Doubront (L) (1-2, 5.48 ERA)

YANKEES (12-9)
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) DH
5. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Brett Gardner (L) LF
8. Brian Roberts (S) 2B
9. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B
SP CC Sabathia (L) (2-2, 5.19 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

TV/Radio: NESN / MLB Network / WEEI (93.7 FM), WCEC 1490 AM (Spanish)

Notes: Michael Pineda was suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for last night's pine tar infraction. The Red Sox have won all three of their rubber games this year: April 3 at Baltimore, April 9 vs. the Rangers, and April 17 in Chicago. David Ortiz tonight will be playing in his 1,644th game as a designated hitter, passing Harold Baines (1,643) for the all-time DH record. ... Will Middlebrooks is expected to rejoin the team this weekend in Toronto... The American flag jacket that Jonny Gomes wore to the White House earlier this month, which has been autographed by the 2014 Red Sox team, is now up for auction at auctions.mlb.com...The majority of the proceeds will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation.