BOSTON (CBS) – After getting Tuesday night off with a sore hand/thumb, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Red Sox lineup Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Ellsbury is back at the top of the Boston order and will return to center field. Shane Victorino is back in the two-spot and in right after taking over for Ellsbury on Tuesday.
Daniel Nava remains in the lineup for Boston, but slides over to left field. David Ross is also back behind the plate for the second straight night, letting Jarrod Saltalamacchia rest his aching lower back.
Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Wednesday night’s finale against the Tigers.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Daniel Nava, LF
6. Mike Napoli, 1B
7. Stephen Drew, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
— Ryan Dempster, SP
For Detroit, slugger Miguel Cabrera is out of the lineup to rest his sore abdomen. Cabrera played Tuesday night, going 0-for-4.