Johnny Damon Back in Indians Lineup as Daniel Bard, Justin Masterson Square Off on Mother’s Day


Johnny Damon Back in Indians Lineup as Daniel Bard, Justin Masterson Square Off on Mother's DayIt's been a rarity this season to see Bobby Valentine roll out the same lineup two games in a row, but that's exactly what he's doing Sunday.

The Red Sox lineup will be the same — top to bottom — as it was on Saturday, with Ryan Sweeney leading off and Mike Aviles once again batting ninth.

Daniel Nava will also get the start for a fourth straight game. Since being called up to Boston on Thursday, Nava is 4-for-8 with four walks in 12 plate appearances. He went 2-for-3 with a run scored on Saturday.

For the Indians, Johnny Damon will be back in the lineup after getting the night off on Saturday. He was 2-for-11 through the first two games of the series, and his season average currently sits at .171 (7-for-41).

Daniel Bard takes the ball for the Red Sox, while Justin Masterson gets the nod for Cleveland.

Masterson always seems to pitch well against the Red Sox. The righty is 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in four career starts against his former club.

The rest of Sunday's lineups can be seen below.

Red Sox (14-19)
Ryan Sweeney, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Daniel Nava, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Aviles, SS

Daniel Bard, P

Indians (18-15)
Johnny Damon, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Travis Hafner, DH
Carlos Santana, C
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Michael Brantley, CF
Casey Kotchman, 1B
Jack Hannahan, 3B

Justin Masterson, P

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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