Pedro Ciriaco Set to Lead Off as Jacoby Ellsbury Moves to Third in Red Sox Lineup Against Angels

by abournenesn

Aug 21, 2012

Pedro Ciriaco Set to Lead Off as Jacoby Ellsbury Moves to Third in Red Sox Lineup Against AngelsJacoby Ellsbury
has been atop the Red Sox batting order for what seems like the better part of five years at this point. But on Tuesday there will be a new face manning the top of the lineup as Pedro Ciriaco gets his first crack at hitting leadoff.

Ellsbury drops down to third in the lineup for the first time this season while Dustin Pedroia moves back to his more comfortable No. 2 hole in the first of three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels.

While All-Star left fielder Carl Crawford will be out of service for the rest of the season, undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left arm, Daniel Nava returns to the Red Sox lineup and will DH on Tuesday against Angels starter Ervin Santana (6-10, 5.59).

Aaron Cook takes the mound for Boston, ready to combat a lineup that kicks things off with a trio of All-Stars in Mike Trout, Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols. Cook will surely have his hands full with the L.A. bats and will need to have his sinker rolling in order to get the Sox back to their winning ways.

Check out the lineups for both sides below.

Red Sox (59-63)
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Cody Ross, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Daniel Nava, DH
Mike Aviles, SS
Scott Podsednik, LF

Aaron Cook, RHP (3-6, 4.58)

Angels (62-60)
Mike Trout, CF
Torii Hunter, RF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Mark Trumbo, LF
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Erik Aybar, SS
Chris Iannetta, C

Ervin Santana, RHP

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