Red Sox Send Unusual Suspects Into Lineup for Opener Against Yankees (Video)


At least Pedro Ciriaco is in the starting nine.

To begin their final series of 2012, the Red Sox rolled out a lineup that looks nothing like anyone would have predicted back in April. As the Yankees send CC Sabathia to the hill, he won't be facing the likes of Dustin Pedroia or Jacoby Ellsbury. Instead, the big lefty will oppose Mauro Gomez, Danny Valencia and Ryan Lavarnway as the Sox look to play spoiler in the Bronx.

Fun fact: the Red Sox starting lineup, including starting pitcher Clay Buchholz, have a 2012 salary of $12.5 million. The Yankees starters and Sabathia: $148.4 million.

Watch the video above to see Peter Abraham break down Monday's starters with Tom Caron from Red Sox Gameday Live.