Jacoby Ellsbury Back in Red Sox Lineup Leading Off, Playing Center Field As Shane Victorino Sits


Shane Victorino went 1-for-5 in his return to the lineup on Saturday night, but the veteran outfielder is out of the lineup on Sunday afternoon.

Jacoby Ellsbury is back leading off and starting in center after having a night off. Ellsbury went 1-for-4 in the matinee portion of the day-night doubleheader on Saturday.

The Red Sox are keeping the hot bats of Daniel Nava, Mike Carp and Jose Iglesias in the lineup as Boston faces righty Joe Blanton. Blanton has a 5.53 ERA in 12 starts this season. He has a 1.62 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings.

Check out the starting lineups for both teams below.

Boston Red Sox (38-25)

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Carp, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Jose Iglesias, 3B

Ryan Dempster, RHP

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (27-35)

Mike Trout, CF
Josh Hamilton, RF
Albert Pujols, DH
Mark Trumbo, 1B
Howard Kendrick, 2B
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Erick Aybar, SS
Chris Iannetta, C
J.B. Shuck, LF

Joe Blanton, RHP

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