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Boston Red Sox
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11:58 a.m.: Mike Carp once again stepped up when given an opportunity Saturday, so, as a result, he’ll also be in Sunday’s starting lineup.
Carp will bat sixth and play left field — which is the same scenario as Saturday’s. In fact, John Farrell might as well have recycled Saturday’s lineup card, as he’s going with the exact same starting nine. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, I guess.
Sunday’s lineups are below.
Red Sox (62-43)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Mike Carp, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Stephen Drew, SS
Jose Iglesias, 3B
Jon Lester, LHP (9-6, 4.50 ERA)
Nick Markakis, RF
Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Davis, 1B
Adam Jones, CF
Matt Wieters, DH
J.J. Hardy, SS
Brian Roberts, 2B
L.J. Hoes, LF
Taylor Teagarden, C
Jason Hammel, RHP (7-7, 5.20 ERA)
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