Kevin Youkilis Sits, Jacoby Ellsbury Bats Leadoff As Red Sox Face Dan Haren, Angels

Kevin Youkilis Sits, Jacoby Ellsbury Bats Leadoff As Red Sox Face Dan Haren, Angels Kevin Youkilis is out of the lineup for the first time this season as the Red Sox take on the Anaheim Angels on Friday night.

Youkilis left Thursday's series opener after fouling a ball off his left shin in the first inning. He had X-rays taken, which were negative, and is listed as day-to-day.

Due to the absence of Youkilis, Jed Lowrie will get his third start at third base. Lowrie was limited to one hit in five at-bats Thursday night, somewhat off his torrid pace, but contributed with a sacrifice fly and a run scored in the 4-2 win.

Jacoby Ellsbury will be back atop the leadoff spot for the first time since April 7. He had a two-run single to get the Red Sox on the board in the opener and is hitting .186 (11-for-59) this year.

David Ortiz will make his first appearance of the season as the cleanup hitter. He is 7-for-17 (.412) with three home runs and six RBIs against Angels starter Dan Haren. Adrian Gonzalez, the No. 3 hitter again, has had the most experience against Haren, going 11-for-38 with a pair of homers vs. the righty.

Jon Lester is on the mound for Boston. Here is the complete batting order, followed by the Angels' lineup:

Red Sox

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

Angels

Peter Bourjos, CF
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Bobby Abreu, DH
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, LF
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Mark Trumbo, 1B
Erick Aybar, SS
Jeff Mathis, C

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