Red Sox Game 5 Lineup: Victorino Out Again, Pedroia Batting 2nd
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BOSTON (CBS) – The names are the same as Game 4, but the Boston Red Sox are tweaking their lineup a little bit for Game 5 of the World Series.
Shane Victorino will miss his second straight game with a bad back, but this time Dustin Pedroia will slide up to the two-hole in the Boston lineup. The Boston second baseman had just five plate appearances from the two-spot during the regular season, but collected three hits, a walk and scored twice.
With Pedroia batting second, that moves David Ortiz up to the three-spot, with Game 4 hero Jonny Gomes batting cleanup. Daniel Nave will bat fifth and be back in right field in place of Victorino.
With lefty Jon Lester on the mound, David Ross will be behind the plate for the second straight game.
Here is the full Boston lineup for Game 5 of the World Series:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3, David Ortiz, 1B
4. Jonny Gomes, LF
5. Daniel Nava, RF
6. Xander Bogaerts, 3B
7. Stephen Drew, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Jon Lester, P
The Red Sox had success against Cardinals Game 5 starter Adam Wainwright in Game 1 at Fenway Park, getting to the St. Louis ace for five runs (three earned) on six hits over his five innings of work.
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