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Red Sox Lineup For Home Opener: Nava Leading Off, Sizemore Back In Center

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Red Sox Outfielder Daniel Nava. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Outfielder Daniel Nava. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox will collect their World Series rings on Friday afternoon, but let’s not forget there is still some baseball to be played.

The Sox released their lineup for their Fenway Park opener, and it’s the same lineup they used in the season-opener on Monday in Baltimore.

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Daniel Nava is back atop the order with right-hander Marco Estrada on the hill for the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Carp is back in left, and Jonny Gomes will start the day on the bench.

Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Friday’s home opener:

1. Daniel Nava, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Mike Carp, LF
6. Grady Sizemore, CF
7. Xander Bogaerts, SS
8. A.J. Pierzynski, C
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
— Jake Peavy, P

David Ortiz is the only player in the lineup with a hit off Estrada, going 1-for-2 with a strikeout.

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