Adrian Gonzalez to Play Right Field, Kevin Youkilis to Take First Base as Red Sox Look to Keep Up Heat Against Rays


After a contentious game Friday night at Fenway Park, the Red Sox and Rays will have another chance at each other Saturday.

Boston manager Bobby Valentine packed his lineup with power as the Red Sox continue to make do with a depleted outfield corps.

David Ortiz (designated hitter), Adrian Gonzalez (right field), Kevin Youkilis (first base) and Will Middlebrooks (third base) will all get the start in the No. 3 to 6 holes, with Saturday marking the first time Gonzalez will take on right field duties at Fenway Park.

Daniel Nava and Marlon Byrd fill out the outfield, and Kelly Shoppach makes another appearance behind the plate with Josh Beckett on the mound.

Beckett is 4-4 with a 4.38 ERA this season, but he's been lights-out in his last two starts. He pitched seven scoreless innings against Seattle then went 7 2/3 against the Phillies with just one earned run.

He'll be dueling Tampa Bay's ace, David Price, who is 6-3 with a 2.88 ERA this season. The last time the two faced off, Boston powered to a 12-2 win, bouncing Price after three innings while Beckett went for eight and allowed just one run.

Here are Saturday's lineups.

Rays (28-18)

Carlos Pena 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Matt Joyce LF
Ben Zobrist RF
Luke Scott DH
Drew Sutton 3B
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Jose Molina C
Elliot Johnson SS

David Price P

Red Sox (22-23)

Mike Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Adrian Gonzalez RF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Daniel Nava LF
Kelly Shoppach C
Marlon Byrd CF

Josh Beckett P

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