Thursday’s Starting Lineups

You’ll notice Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek is missing from today’s lineup. Turns out the ill feeling in the ninth inning of last night’s game is strep throat, Terry Francona said this afternoon.

Red Sox

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. J.D. Drew, RF
4. Manny Ramierez, DH
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Julio Lugo, SS
9. Kevin Cash, C

Jon Lester, SP

ORIOLES

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Melvin Mora, 3B
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Kevin Millar, 1B
5. Aubrey Huff, DH
6. Ramon Hernandez, C
7. Adam Jones, CF
8. Jay Payton, LF
9. Alex Cintron, SS

Jeremy Guthrie, SP

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