Marco Scutaro Returns Atop Red Sox’ Lineup

Marco Scutaro returns to the Red Sox lineup after a one-game layoff, bumping Daniel Nava back to the No. 9 spot as the Sox take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Scutaro was hoping to play in Tuesday's opener but was given another day to allow a nerve root injection in his neck work its magic. Nava batted leadoff in his place, striking out three times, drawing a walk and scoring once.

The 27-year-old Nava has been bumped to ninth, where he went 4-for-8 with five RBIs in two games over the weekend.

Mike Cameron will be in center field for Boston and is batting eighth. It marks just the second set of back-to-back games for Cameron this month. He is 2-for-5 with a double against Diamondbacks starter Rodrigo Lopez.

The Sox starting lineup is a collective 38-for-104 (.365) with five home runs vs. Lopez. Scutaro leads the way with a 6-for-9 (.667) showing, while David Ortiz is 14-for-43 (.326).

Here are the complete lineups for both teams.

Red Sox
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, C
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Adrian Beltre, 3B
8. Mike Cameron, CF
9. Daniel Nava, LF

1. Kelly Johnson, 2B
2. Tony Abreu, SS
3. Mark Reynolds, 3B
4. Adam LaRoche, 1B
5. Chris Young, CF
6. Miguel Montero, DH
7. Justin Upton, RF
8. Rusty Ryal, LF
9. Chris Snyder, C

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