Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/18/13
The Red Sox look to continue their positive momentum and pick up their fourth straight win on Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins. The Sox are banged up in a number of ways with Shane Victorino with a back injury and short stop Stephen Drew out after also sustaining a back injury Friday night in Boston’s extra-inning win over the Twins.  Pedro Ciricao gets the starting nod in place of Drew at shortstop. Ryan Lavarnway takes the place of Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the dish to take over duties against the left-handed Scott Diamond for the Twins. Jacoby Ellsbury has put in solid work so far this season as the only Red Sox player who has played every inning of every game. Ellsbury won’t get a break yet as he gets the start in center field and is back in the lead off spot. Ellsbury is hitting .247 and .312 OBP and stole his AL-leading 13th base Friday night. Check out the full lineups from both teams below. Boston Red Sox (25-17) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jonny Gomes, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, RF Will Middlebrooks, 3B Ryan Lavarnway, C Pedro Cirico, SS Ryan Dempster, RHP Minnesota Twins (18-20) Jamey Carroll, 2B Joe Mauer, DH Justin Morneau, 1B Josh Willingham, LF Ryan Doumit, C Oswaldo Arcia, RF Trevor Plouffe, 3B Aaron Hicks, CF Pero Florimon, SS Scott Diamond, P

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