Mike Napoli Returns To Red Sox Lineup, Batting Cleanup Against Yankees


Mike NapoliMike Napoli is back in the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Friday night against the New York Yankees after sitting out the previous game with soreness in his toe.

Napoli will play first base and bat cleanup for the Red Sox, who start a three-game road series against the rival Yankees. Brandon Workman will start for Boston after serving his six-game suspension for throwing at Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria.

Jonny Gomes will start in left field at Yankee Stadium against New York left-hander Vidal Nuno.

Check out the full Red Sox lineup below.

Boston Red Sox (36-43)
Brock Holt, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Xander Bogaerts, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Brandon Workman, RHP (1-0, 2.88 ERA)

New York Yankees (40-37)
Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Carlos Beltran, DH
Brian McCann, C
Brian Roberts, 2B
Ichiro Suzuki, RF
Kelly Johnson, 3B

Vidal Nuno, LHP (1-4, 5.88 ERA)

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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