Nick Punto Leading Off, Playing Third Base As Red Sox Seek First Win of Season on Easter Sunday

After dropping the first two games of the season, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is really switching things up on Easter Sunday.

Nick Punto will not only get his first start as a member of the Sox, but he'll be leading off, which will result in Jacoby Ellsbury sliding to the No. 2 spot.

Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez will each shift down a spot as well, hitting third and fourth, respectively, against Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.

Darnell McDonald and Kelly Shoppach will also receive starts, while Clay Buchholz will toe the rubber as Boston seeks its first win of 2012.

Here's a look at the complete lineups for Sunday.

Red Sox
Nick Punto, 3B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Darnell McDonald, LF
Ryan Sweeney, RF
Mike Aviles, SS
Kelly Shoppach, C

Clay Buchholz, P

Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF
Brennan Boesch, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 3B
Prince Fielder, 1B
Delmon Young, DH
Alex Avila, C
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Andy Dirks, LF
Ryan Raburn, 2B

Max Scherzer, P

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