Lineup is in . . .

Casey Kotchman replaces Kevin Youkilis in the lineup as Youkilis begins serving his five-game suspension tonight. Victor Martinez is out of the lineup for the first time since he was dealt to the Red Sox on July 31. Jason Bay is batting in the No. 3 spot for the first time since May 17, while Mike Lowell starts at third after last night’s two-homer game.

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Jason Bay, LF
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS
— Josh Beckett, RHP

1. Curtis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Clete Thomas, LF
4. Marcus Thames, DH
5. Carlos Guillen, 1B
6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
7. Alex Avila, C
8. Brandon Inge, 3B
9. Adam Everett, SS
— Zack Miner, RHP

Miner replaces scheduled starter Armando Galarraga, who was scratched.


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