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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Today's lineup: Red Sox-Rays

By Gordon Edes

Here's today's lineup for Red Sox-Rays at Fenway (Clay Buchholz vs. Alex Cobb):

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, DH
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., LF

This is the first time this season that Nava has hit in the 5-hole, with manager John Farrell saying he wanted to slide a left-handed bat between the two righties. He also acknowledged that he wanted to break up a 4-5-6 (Napoli, Middlebrooks, Saltalamacchia) that had combined to whiff 36 times in 107 at-bats.