Mike Napoli Back in Lineup As Red Sox Square Off Against Jeremy Hellickson


After taking the nightcap of the Red Sox-Rays doubleheader off, Mike Napoli will bat fifth and play first base as Boston faces off against Jeremy Hellickson.

Jonny Gomes will start his second game in a row against a right-hander. He was the hero of the night on Tuesday when he hit a two-run walk-off home run off Joel Peralta in the bottom of the ninth. Gomes is batting .207 on the season against righties with two home runs and eight RBIs.

Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks will get the night off. Victorino played both sets of the doubleheader while Middlebrooks went 0-for-3 in the afternoon game.

Check out the starting lineup for both teams below.

Boston Red Sox (44-29)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jonny Gomes, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Jose Iglesias, 3B

Ryan Dempster, RHP

Tampa Bay Rays (36-35)
Matt Joyce, LF
Desmond Jennings, CF
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Evan Longoria, 3B
James Loney, 1B
Wil Myers, RF
Kelly Johnson, DH
Jose Molina, C
Yunel Escobar, SS

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP

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