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Sox lineup: Middlebrooks back at third

4/25/2014

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks returns to the lineup Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays after a 15-day stint on the DL with a strained calf. He'll replace Brock Holt, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday after hitting .400 with a .458 on-base percentage in 24 plate appearances.

Also, Shane Victorino, who went 1-for-5 in his season debut on Thursday against the Yankees, is back in right field and batting second.

Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy (2-2, 3.33 ERA) is on the mound against Blue Jays ace Mark Buehrle (4-0, 0.64 ERA).

Here are the lineups:

Red Sox (10-13)

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

2. Shane Victorino, RF

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Mike Napoli, 1B

5. Jonny Gomes, LF

6. Xander Bogaerts, SS

7. A.J. Pierzynski, C

8. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Jake Peavy, RHP

Blue Jays:

Toronto Blue Jays (11-11)

1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Melky Cabrera, LF

3. Jose Bautista, RF

4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B

5. Dioner Navarro, C

6. Juan Francisco, DH

7. Brett Lawrie, 3B

8. Colby Rasmus, CF

9. Ryan Goins, 2B

Mark Buehrle, LHP