Jed Lowrie Returns to Red Sox Lineup, Jason Varitek Behind the Plate Against White Sox


Jed Lowrie Returns to Red Sox Lineup, Jason Varitek Behind the Plate Against White Sox Jed Lowrie is back in the Red Sox lineup for a Tuesday night meeting with the Chicago White Sox.

After going 2-for-4 and raising his average to .306 in the first half of a day-night doubleheader Sunday, Lowrie sat in the nightcap and then again in the series opener with Chicago on Monday with a sore left shoulder.

Lowrie and left fielder Carl Crawford had collided chasing a fly in that afternoon affair.

Lowrie will settle into the seventh spot in the lineup, behind Crawford and in front of J.D. Drew. Crawford went 9-for-12 with six extra-base hits and seven RBIs in his first three games batting sixth, but is 0-for-11 in three games since.

Not one Boston starter has ever faced White Sox right-hander Phil Humber, who will get the start after a flip-flop with originally scheduled starter Gavin Floyd. Drew Sutton, who will begin this one on the bench, is 0-for-1 with a strikeout vs. Humber.

Jason Varitek is behind the plate and batting ninth. He has a hit in eight straight starts.

Alfredo Aceves is on the mound for Boston. Chicago's starting lineup is a combined 5-for-22 (.227) with no extra-base hits against him.

Here is the complete lineup card for the second of three games between the teams:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Carl Crawford, LF
Jed Lowrie, SS
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Varitek, C

Juan Pierre, LF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Carlos Quentin, RF
Paul Konerko, 1B
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Alex Rios, CF
Adam Dunn, DH
Gordon Beckham, 2B
Brent Morel, 3B

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