Jacoby Ellsbury Leading Off, Jed Lowrie Playing Shortstop Against Javier Vazquez, Florida Marlins

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March 24, 2011

JUPITER, Fla. — Jacoby Ellsbury will bat leadoff against former New York Yankees right-hander Javier Vazquez when the Red Sox pay a visit to the Florida Marlins on Thursday.

Ellsbury is 0-for-8 in his career during the regular season vs. Vazquez. David Ortiz, who is batting third, is 9-for-27 (.333) with three homers and five walks against Vazquez.</p?

Ryan Kalish, playing in left field and batting seventh in this one, hit his first major league home run against Vazquez last August in Yankee Stadium.

With Clay Buchholz on the mound, here is the entire Red Sox lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jed Lowrie, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Cameron, RF
Ryan Kalish, LF
Drew Sutton, 1B
Nate Spears, 2B
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