Adrian Gonzalez Batting Cleanup, Carl Crawford Batting Third Again As Red Sox Prepare for Final Spring Training Game


For their final spring training game, the Red Sox will feature a lineup that could become commonplace during the regular season.

The trio of Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Carl Crawford, of which we saw more of near the end of the schedule down in Florida, will make up the top third of the lineup. Adrian Gonzalez, who has begun to heat up as the Grapefruit League schedule draws to a close, will bat cleanup.

As he has done often this spring, manager Terry Francona is batting David Ortiz and J.D. Drew back-to-back in the sixth and seventh spots.

With Josh Beckett on the mound, here is the batting order against the Houston Astros:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Marco Scutaro, SS

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