Papi starts at first

The lineups are in, and the most notable news is that David Ortiz will make his first start of the season at first base, while Mike Lowell will return to the lineup in Papi’s usual designated hitter

Ortiz has not played first base since Game 4 of the World Series last Oct. 28 at Colorado.

Lowell, bothered by a hip injury, is back in the lineup for the first time since Sept. 16.

The lineups:

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellbury, CF
2. Jed Lowrie, SS
3. David Ortiz,1B
4, Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. Mike Lowell, DH
7. Mark Kotsay, RF
8. Kevin Cash, C
9. Gil Velazquez, 2B
— Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP


1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Xavier Nady, DH
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Chad Moeller, C
9. Brett Gardner, CF
–Alfredo Aceves, SP

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