Analyzing the lineups

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Red Sox

1. SS — Julio Lugo: 0-2 vs. Odalis Perez. Three K’s on Opening Day.
2. 1B — Kevin Youkilis: 2-for-4 vs. Perez.
3. DH — David Ortiz: 4-for-6 and a homer vs. Perez.
4. LF — Manny Ramirez: 2-for-8 vs. Perez.
5. RF — J.D. Drew: 2-for-7 vs. Perez.
6. 3B — Mike Lowell: 2-for-14 with a home run.
7. C  — Jason Varitek: 1-for-5. Boy does he need to hit.
8. CF — Coco Crisp: 2-for-6 vs. Perez.
9. 2B — Dustin Pedroia: First time facing Perez. Two hits in the opener.
P — Josh Beckett

Royals

1. CF — David DeJesus: 2-for-11 vs. Beckett
2. 2B — Mark Grudzielanek: 4-for-11
3. RF — Mark Teahen: 2-for-6, 2 RBI vs. Beckett.
4. DH — Mike Sweeney: 1-for-6 vs. Beckett.
5. 3B — Alex Gordon: First time vs. Beckett.
6. LF — Emil Brown: 0-for-3 vs. Beckett.
7. 1B — Ross Gload: 0-for-1.
8. C  — Jason LaRue: 0-for-2 vs. Beckett. John Buck started on OD and homered.
9. SS — Tony Pena: Two triples opening day. Great play behind the bag. Faces Beckett for the first time.
P — Odalis Perez

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