Lavarnway Catching, Lowrie Batting Cleanup Against Orioles

BOSTON (CBS) – Terry Francona shuffled the Red Sox lineup ahead of Tuesday night’s must-win game against the Orioles.

Opposing the Red Sox will be O’s lefty Zach Britton, who is 11-10 with a 4.44 ERA this season.

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One notable change is Jed Lowrie batting cleanup. He’s just 2 for 9 in his career batting in the fourth spot in the order.

Batting Order:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Jed Lowrie, 3B
  5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  6. Ryan Lavarnway, C
  7. Darnell McDonald, RF
  8. Carl Crawford, LF
  9. Marco Scutaro, SS

Ryan Lavarnway is starting his first game of the season at catcher due to injuries suffered by both Jason Varitek and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He will be catching for pitcher Erik Bedard.

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