Grady Sizemore In Left Field For Red Sox’s Middle Game Against Twins

Grady SizemoreThe Boston Red Sox aren’t changing anything.

The Red Sox will use the exact same lineup Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins that they used for Tuesday’s series opener at Target Field. The exception, of course, is on the mound, where Felix Doubront will look to put Boston back in the win column after Jake Peavy struggled a bit Tuesday.

Right-hander Kevin Correia will toe the rubber for Minnesota, hence the Red Sox going with the left-handed-hitting Grady Sizemore in left field. Sizemore will bat fifth — sandwiched between first baseman Mike Napoli and catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

Right fielder Shane Victorino has had the most success of any Red Sox player against Correia. The Flyin’ Hawaiian enters with a .471 average, .526 on-base percentage, one home run and six RBIs in 19 career plate appearances against the Twins right-hander.

Wednesday’s complete lineups are below.

Boston Red Sox (19-19)
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Shane Victorino, RF
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Grady Sizemore, LF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jackie Bradley, CF

Felix Doubront, LHP (1-3, 5.09 ERA)

Minnesota Twins (18-19)
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Chris Parmelee, RF
Kurt Suzuki, DH
Josmil Pinto, C
Eduardo Nunez, LF
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Aaron Hicks, CF

Kevin Correia, RHP (1-4, 6.34 ERA)

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