Mike Carp Makes Third Straight Start in Left Field As Red Sox Look to Continue Hot Streak in Toronto

If it’s not broken, why fix it?

That seems to be the philosophy the Red Sox are employing at the moment, as they will trot out the same starting lineup and batting order for the third game in a row Tuesday night in Toronto. After appearing just twice in the team’s first 12 games, Mike Carp will make his third consecutive start in left field against the Blue Jays, the first time he has done so all season.

An injury to Shane Victorino had the potential to be detrimental to the team’s outfield depth, but the¬†surprisingly¬†successful Daniel Nava¬†(.310 average, four home runs, 16 RBIs) has shifted seamlessly to right field in Victorino’s absence, with Carp and Jonny Gomes splitting time in left.

Check out the full starting lineups for both teams below.

Boston Red Sox (18-7)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Mike Carp, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS

Jon Lester, LHP

Toronto Blue Jays (9-17)
Brett Lawrie, 3B
Rajai Davis, DH
Jose Bautista, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Melky Cabrera, LF
J.P. Arencibia, C
Maicer Izturis, SS
Colby Rasmus, CF
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

Brandon Morrow, RHP

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