Grady Sizemore Back In Left Field; Jonny Gomes Leads Off For Red Sox


Grady SizemoreStarting in left field wasn’t a one-time deal for Grady Sizemore.

After making his first-ever start in left during a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Thursday night, the Boston Red Sox outfielder is back in the same spot as his team looks to even the series Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Sizemore will bat fifth, as Jonny Gomes slides into the leadoff spot and replaces Daniel Nava in right field.

Infielder Ryan Roberts also will return to the Red Sox’s lineup, replacing Jonathan Herrera at third base and batting seventh. Roberts entered Thursday night’s contest in the seventh inning to pinch-hit for Herrera but grounded out to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

David Ross will get the start behind the plate Friday for starting pitcher Jon Lester, who’s looking for his first win of 2014 despite surrendering just four earned runs in 14 1/3 innings this season.

Check out both lineups below.

Boston Red Sox (4-6)
Jonny Gomes, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Grady Sizemore, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Ryan Roberts, 3B
David Ross, C
Jackie Bradley, Jr., CF

Jon Lester, LHP

New York Yankees (5-5)
Derek Jeter, SS
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Carlos Beltran, RF
Alfonso Soriano, DH
Francisco Cervilli, C
Yangervis Solarte, 3B
Ichiro Suzuki, LF
Brian Roberts, 2B
Kelly Johnson, 1B

CC Sabathia, LHP

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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