BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will miss his third straight game as Boston opens a three-game series in Texas on Monday.
Ellsbury was hit by a pitch in the back by Royals reliever Everett Teaford on Friday. Although he stayed in the game and later scored a run, Ellsbury did not play Saturday or Sunday. He underwent and MRI and was diagnosed with a back contusion.READ MORE: Woman Killed After Commuter Rail Train Hits Car In Wilmington
In his spot, Marco Scutaro will bat from the top-spot in the Sox lineup for the third straight game. Darnell McDonald will play centerfield and bat second.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will bat fourth, where he has hit .439 in 15 career games. “Dusty 2 Sacks” is batting .348 with three home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored in 11 games as the Red Sox cleanup hitter this season.
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Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Monday night’s game against the Rangers, via WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jonny Miller:
Marco Scutaro, SSREAD MORE: DA: Tyngsboro Police Tried To Stop Car Before Fatal Crash With Garbage Truck
Darnell McDonald, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jed Lowrie, 3B
Ryan Lavarnway, DH
Carl Crawford, LF
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Josh Reddick, RF