Found May 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
11:30 a.m.: David Ortiz started the season like a house on fire, hitting .500 (18-for-36) with three home runs and 15RBIs in nine April games. He has struggled of late, though, hitting just .179 (7-for-39) in May. Ortiz will get the day off on Sunday, which is a move designed to get the slugger back-to-back days off — the Red Sox have an off day on Monday. That means Mike Napoli will become the team’s DH — which should also give him some rest — and bat cleanup. Mike Carp will be in Boston’s starting lineup. He’ll play first base and bat sixth. The rest of Sunday’s lineups are below. Red Sox (22-15) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Carp, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Stephen Drew, SS Ryan Dempster (2-3, 2.93 ERA) Blue Jays (14-24) Melky Cabrera, LF Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, DH J.P. Arencibia, C Adam Lind, 1B Brett Lawrie, 3B Colby Rasmus, CF Emilio Bonifacio, 2B Munenori Kawasaki, SS Chad J...
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