Drew Leading Off, Okajima Called Up
BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox have yet another lineup when they close out their four-game series with the Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Monday.
JD Drew will lead off, with Carl Crawford batting seventh. Jed Lowrie is back in the lineup against, after extending his hitting streak to six games on Sunday. Lowrie is batting .462 for the season.
JD Drew RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Carl Crawford LF
Jason Varitek C
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
The Red Sox also recalled left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima from Pawtucket, sending Felix Dourbont down to the minors. Okajima did not allow a run over 5.2 innings with the Paw Sox, striking out five and allowing just two hits.
The Red Sox are 66-49 all-time on Patriots’ Day and have won eight of the last 10.