Red Sox Opening Day Lineup

HOUSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox have released their lineup for the 2011 Opener against the Texas Rangers.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

2. Dustin Pedroia 2B

3. Carl Crawford LF

4. Kevin Youkilis 3B

5. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

6. David Ortiz DH

7. Mike Cameron RF

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

9. Marco Scutaro SS

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With lefty CJ Wilson on the hill for the Rangers, the lineup looks a little different than it normally will against a right-handed pitcher. Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez will likely flip-flop against righties, and JD Drew will replace Cameron in right field.

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Of course, Jon Lester will get the start for the Sox, followed by John Lackey and Clay Buchholz.

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The Red Sox have a workout in Houston before heading to Arlington for the opener. Fifth starter Diasuke Matsuzaka will throw four simulated innings before the team departs Thursday afternoon.


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