Jacoby Ellsbury Back in Leadoff Spot As Red Sox Open Series Against Zach Britton, Orioles

Jacoby Ellsbury Back in Leadoff Spot As Red Sox Open Series Against Zach Britton, Orioles Rookie Zach Britton, who has three of Baltimore's eight wins this season, takes the hill for his first career start against the Red Sox.

Brian Roberts (7-for-18, five walks, three RBIs), Adam Jones (3-for-9, four RBIs), Vladimir Guerrero (4-for-9, two RBIs) and Matt Wieters (4-for-11, two doubles) have had success against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in their careers while Nick Markakis (2-for-20, four strikeouts) and Luke Scott (1-for-16, four strikeouts) have struggled.

Robert Andino, batting ninth and starting at shortstop, leads the O's with a .310 batting average while Roberts leads the team with 15 RBIs.

For the Red Sox, Jed Lowrie is back in the starting lineup after getting a day off in the series finale on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim.

Jacoby Ellsbury started to show signs of breaking out on the West Coast, and he was rewarded with a spot atop the Boston order. He's back in the leadoff spot on Tuesday night in Baltimore where he and the rest of the Red Sox get their first look at Britton.

Jason Varitek will be behind the plate catching Buchholz.

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Jed Lowrie, SS
J.D. Drew, RF
Carl Crawford, LF
Jason Varitek, C

Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B
Nick Markakis, RF
Derrek Lee, 1B
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Luke Scott, LF
Adam Jones, CF
Mark Reynolds, 3B
Matt Wieters, C
Robert Andino, SS

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