Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/16/13
11:05 a.m.: Dustin Pedroia will finally get a day off. He has started every game this season, but John Farrell has decided to give his All-Star second baseman some rest in the series finale. The Red Sox’ lineup is rather interesting with Pedroia out. Jose Iglesias will start at second base, and he’ll bat second — it’s his first time starting in either capacity. Shane Victorino will also be out of the lineup, which means Daniel Nava will play right field. Nava will bat third as part of the lineup shakeup. The rest of Sunday’s lineup is below. Red Sox (42-28) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jose Iglesias, 2B Daniel Nava, RF David Ortiz, DH Jonny Gomes, LF Mike Carp, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Stephen Drew, SS Jon Lester, LHP (6-3, 4.12 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: After one inning on Saturday, it looked as if the Orioles were going to roll to their third straight win over the Red Sox. Eight innings later, however, it was the Red Sox who stood tall. John Lackey overcame a shaky first inning in which he gave up two runs on four hits before ever recording an out. He ended up going seven innings while limiting Baltimore’s offense to just those two runs, and Boston staved off a ferocious ninth-inning rally to earn the victory. Jon Lester will try to salvage a split for Boston on Sunday. He’s really been struggling of late, but the Red Sox absolutely need him to get back on track, especially with Clay Buchholz’s status still up in the air because of a neck injury. Lester enters Sunday’s series finale with an 0-3 record and 6.90 ERA in his last five starts. He hasn’t won since May 15, after which his record improved to 6-0 and his ERA stood at 2.72. The left-hander now owns a 6-3 record overall and a 4.12 ERA. Lester needs to bounce back in order to prove he’s a legitimate ace — or at least a legitimate No. 2 starter behind Buchholz — but Sunday’s start is about more than that. The Orioles have jumped ahead of the struggling Yankees in the American League East, and every matchup between these two clubs is meaningful. Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. Tune in on NESN, and keep it right here for some added fun.
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