Jose Iglesias Playing Third Base, Mike Carp in Left Field As Red Sox Take on Righty Corey Kluber

Mike CarpTwo of the hottest hitters on the Red Sox weren’t regulars days ago, but injuries that forced Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list have thrust Jose Iglesias and Mike Carp into starting roles.

Iglesias is making his second career start at third base and batting in the No. 9 hole, while Carp is starting in left field and batting seventh. Iglesias is 4-for-7 since being recalled from Pawtucket. He went 3-for-4 with two runs in Saturday’s win over Cleveland. The stellar fielder is batting .481 on the season with a 1.093 OPS.

Carp has delivered key hits in consecutive games. On Friday, he hit a three-run home run that got the scoring started for Boston. His RBI double on Sunday tied the game before Dustin Pedroia knocked him in for the go-ahead run.

See the full lineups for both teams below.

Boston Red Sox (30-20)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Carp, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Jose Iglesias, 3B

Felix Doubront, LHP

Cleveland Indians (27-21)
Michael Bourn, CF
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Nick Swisher, 1B
Mark Reynolds, 3B
Carlos Santana, C
Michael Brantley, LF
Mike Aviles, SS
Drew Stubbs, RF

Corey Kluber, RHP

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