Kevin Youkilis Battling Leadoff As Red Sox Welcome Kyle Lohse, Cardinals to Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kevin Youkilis will be leading for the Red Sox against the Cardinals, but don't read much into it.

Bobby Valentine said the primary reason he has the third baseman in the leadoff spot is to give Youkilis a few extra at-bats.

Here are the lineups.

Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Cody Ross, RF
Ryan Lavarnway, C
Darnell McDonald, LF
Nick Punto, SS

P Alfredo Aceves

Cardinals
Rafael Furcal, SS
Jon Jay, CF
Carlos Beltran, DH
Matt Adams, 1B
Daniel Descalso, 2B
Matt Carpenter, LF
Erik Komatsu, RF
Koyie Hill, C
Alex Cora, 3B 

P Kyle Lohse

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