Scott Podsednik Assumes Leadoff Role for Red Sox Against Jered Weaver, Angels

Scott Podsednik Assumes Leadoff Role for Red Sox Against Jered Weaver, AngelsThe decision for Carl Crawford to end his season has left Bobby Valentine to juggle his lineup.

The initial decision we saw Tuesday night was to bat Jacoby Ellsbury third and move Dustin Pedroia back to his customary No. 2 hole. That meant that it was Pedro Ciriaco who slid into the leadoff spot.

On Wednesday night, it will be Scott Podsednik leading off for Boston in the second of two games with the Los Angeles Angels, who will send Cy Young hopeful Jered Weaver to the mound.

Podsednik, who is a career .282 leadoff hitter, is 1-for-10 in his career against the Angels ace.

Here are the lineups for both clubs.

Red Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Cody Ross, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Ryan Lavarnway, DH
Mike Aviles, SS
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

Clay Buchholz, P

Angels
Mike Trout, CF
Torii Hunter, RF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Mark Trumbo, LF
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Maicer Izturis, 3B
Erick Aybar, SS
Chris Iannetta, C

Jered Weaver, P

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