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Victorino scratched from lineup

9/20/2013

BOSTON -- Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was scratched from the lineup for Friday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Victorino, who left Wednesday’s game versus Baltimore early with a jammed right thumb and sat out Thursday’s contest, was penciled into manager John Farrell’s lineup early Friday, batting second and playing center field. But less than an hour later, Victorino was removed from the lineup. Daniel Nava moved up to the second spot while Jackie Bradley Jr. will play center field and bat ninth.

The Sox clinched a playoff berth Thursday night and have a magic number of one to clinch the American League East.

Here is their lineup as they go for the division title against Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers:

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

2. Daniel Nava, RF

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Mike Napoli, 1B

5. Mike Carp, LF

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

8. Stephen Drew, SS

9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

LHP - Jon Lester