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Crawford At Top Of Lineup In Home Opener

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Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox

BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox manager Terry Francona has shuffled his lineup again as the Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in their 2011 Home Opener at Fenway.

Carl Crawford will bat leadoff, with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting batting eighth.

Here is the full lineup.

1. Crawford, LF

2. Pedroia, 2B

3. Gonzalez, 1B

4. Youkilis, 3B

5. Ortiz, DH

6. Drew, RF

7. Saltalamacchia, C

8. Ellsbury, CF

9. Scutaro, SS

John Lackey (0-1, 22.09 ERA) will take the hill for the Red Sox, opposed by Yankees righty Phil Hughes (0-1, 11.25 ERA).

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