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Monday, March 4, 2013
Gomes back in the lineup vs. Rays

By Gordon Edes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jonny Gomes is beating John Farrell's schedule by a day.

The Red Sox outfielder, who hasn't played since banging his left knee into the outfield fence in Sarasota Wednesday night and taking three stitches, was supposed to make his return Tuesday night, according to the Sox manager.

But Gomes, who evidently has given Farrell an earful complaining of his forced idleness, is in the lineup Monday afternoon against his former team, the Rays.

Here's the lineup:

1. Brock Holt, 2B
2. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B
3. Mike Carp, DH
4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
5. Jonny Gomes, LF
6. Lyle Overbay, 1B
7. Ryan Sweeney, RF
8. Mitch Maier, CF
9. Jose Iglesias, SS
SP -- Felix Doubront, LHP