Kevin Youkilis Gets Start at Third, Josh Reddick Takes Center Field


With both Adrian Beltre and Jeremy Hermida banged up, the Red Sox' lineup will look a little different in Fenway South on Saturday night.

Josh Reddick, who was called up earlier Saturday afternoon, will start in center field while Kevin Youkilis will switch corners and take third base. Victor Martinez will swap his catchers mitt for a first baseman's mitt and take over at the bag meaning Jason Varitek will call the game for Jon Lester.

David Ortiz has four doubles, three homers and eight RBIs in 26 at-bats against O's starter Jeremy Guthrie, while Dustin Pedroia (.290 BA), J.D. Drew (.273 BA), and Marco Scutaro (.300 BA) all have decent success against the righty.

Old pal Julio Lugo gets the start at second base for the O's. He has a .300 career batting average against his former team but has never faced Jon Lester.

Red Sox:
Marco Scutaro, SS
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Victor Martinez, 1B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Varitek, C
Josh Reddick, CF
Bill Hall, LF

Corey Patterson, LF
Miguel Tejada, SS
Nick Markakis, RF
Ty Wiggington, 1B
Matt Wieters, C
Adam Jones, CF
Garrett Atkins, DH
Julio Lugo, 2B
Cesar Izturis, SS

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