Lineups are in; Papi batting seventh

David Ortiz has been dropped to seventh in the order tonight against the Rangers’ Kevin Millwood. It’s the first time he’s started the game batting seventh or lower since May 24, 2003. Also, Josh Reddick is leading off and playing center field tonight in place of Jacoby Ellsbury. We should have an explanation of this move after Terry Francona meets with the media.

Red Sox
1. Josh Reddick, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, 1B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. David Ortiz, DH
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS
— Jon Lester, LHP

1. Omar Vizquel, 2B
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. Marlon Byrd, CF
4. Andrew Jones, DH
5. Josh Hamilton, RF
6. Hank Blalock, 1B
7. David Murphy, LF
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
9. Elvis Andrus, SS
— Kevin Millwood, RHP


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