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Monday, March 31, 2014
Sox lineup: Last-minute shuffle


With Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino placed on the 15-day disabled list (right hamstring strain) hours before the Opening Day game in Baltimore, manager John Farrell did a little shuffling of the lineup.

Mike Carp will get an unexpected start in left field, with Grady Sizemore in center and Daniel Nava in right. Here are the lineups:

Red Sox:
1. Daniel Nava, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Mike Carp, LF
6. Grady Sizemore, CF
7. Xander Bogaerts, SS
8. A.J. Pierzynski, C
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jon Lester, SP

1. Nick Markakis, RF
2. J.J. Hardy, SS
3. Adam Jones, CF
4. Chris Davis, 1B
5. Nelson Cruz, LF
6. Matt Wieters, C
7. Delmon Young, DH
8. Ryan Flaherty, 3B
9. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Chris Tillman, SP