Jed Lowrie Back at Shortstop, Marco Scutaro Gets Another Day Off for Red Sox Against Rangers


Jed Lowrie is at shortstop for the second consecutive day as the Red Sox try to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday at Fenway Park.

Left-hander Erik Bedard (4-9, 3.45 ERA) will deliver the first pitch against the Texas Rangers, who are coming off a 10-0 victory over the Sox on Friday. Colby Lewis (11-9, 4.19) starts opposite Bedard.

Third baseman Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup after returning Friday. Manager Terry Francona opted to keep Lowrie, who primarily had been playing third in Youkilis' absence, in the lineup and give shortstop Marco Scutaro another day off.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez will take the first hacks for Boston, followed by Youkilis in the cleanup spot.

The fifth through ninth spots in the lineup are stacked with left-handed batters or switch-hitters against the righty Lewis. David Ortiz, Lowrie, Carl Crawford, Josh Reddick and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia round out the batting order.

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Elvis Andrus, SS
Josh Hamilton, LF
Michael Young, 1B
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Mike Napoli, DH
Yorvit Torrealba, C
David Murphy, RF
Chris Gentry, CF

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
Jed Lowrie, SS
Carl Crawford, LF
Josh Reddick, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

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