Mike Aviles Making First Red Sox Start Against Indians


Mike Aviles will make his first start in a Red Sox uniform Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians.

Aviles, acquired in a trade with Kansas City over the weekend, will play shortstop and bat seventh. Regular shortstop Marco Scutaro left Monday's loss to the Indians in the fourth inning due to dizziness. Although he said after the game he felt fine, it may be a good time to get Aviles in there.

Aviles was acquired in part because of his success against left-handers. He owns a .944 OPS versus southpaws this year and is 1-for-3 in limited action against Cleveland starter David Huff, a lefty. Scutaro is 1-for-10 with a strikeout against Huff.

Darnell McDonald gets a start in right field with the southpaw on the mound. He will bat ninth, one spot behind catcher Jason Varitek.

With Josh Beckett on the mound, here is the Boston batting order.

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Carl Crawford, LF
Mike Aviles, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Darnell McDonald, RF

Here's how the Tribe will start behind Huff.

Michael Brantley, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Travis Hafner, DH
Carlos Santana, C
Kosuke Fukodome, RF
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
Matt LaPorta, 1B
Ezequiel Carrera, CF

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