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Boston Red Sox
Two of the hottest hitters on the Red Sox weren’t regulars days ago, but injuries that forced Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list have thrust Jose Iglesias and Mike Carp into starting roles.
Iglesias is making his second career start at third base and batting in the No. 9 hole, while Carp is starting in left field and batting seventh. Iglesias is 4-for-7 since being recalled from Pawtucket. He went 3-for-4 with two runs in Saturday’s win over Cleveland. The stellar fielder is batting .481 on the season with a 1.093 OPS.
Carp has delivered key hits in consecutive games. On Friday, he hit a three-run home run that got the scoring started for Boston. His RBI double on Sunday tied the game before Dustin Pedroia knocked him in for the go-ahead run.
See the full lineups for both teams below.
Boston Red Sox (30-20)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Daniel Nava, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Mike Carp, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
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