Interesting lineup for the Sox today. With the team trying to protect Kevin Youkilis, he’ll stay out of the lineup, which is why the team brought up Jeff Bailey. He’ll make his major league debut as a starter in tonight’s game.

Also, David Ortiz has been given the night off. Terry Francona said he told Ortiz he would get a rest a few days ago. He said Ortiz got on the plane last night and got a chance to take a breath. Makes a difference when you know you won’t be in the lineup, it seems.


Red Sox

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Mike Lowell, 3B
4. Manny Ramirez, DH
5. Jason Varitek, C
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Wily Mo Pena, LF
8. Jeff Bailey, 1B
9. Julio Lugo, SS

SP – Julian Tavarez


1. Curtis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Gary Sheffield, DH
4. Magglio Ordonez, RF
5. Carlos Guillen, SS
6. Sean Casey, 1B
7. Marcus Thames, LF
8. Mike Rabelo, C
9. Brandon Inge, 3B

SP – Andrew Miller

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