Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/30/13
4:14 p.m.: David Ortiz and Mike Napoli will flip-flop on Thursday. Napoli, who started Wednesday’s game, will get the night off, while Ortiz will play first base and hit cleanup. Mike Carp will get another start in left field with a right-hander on the hill, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the dish for Franklin Morales’ first action of 2013. The rest of Thursday’s lineups are below. Red Sox (32-22) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Daniel Nava, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, 1B Mike Carp, LF Stephen Drew, SS Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Jose Iglesias, SS Franklin Morales, LHP (0-0 —) Phillies (26-27) Ben Revere, CF Cesar Hernandez, 2B Jimmy Rollins, SS D. Young, RF Domonic Brown, LF Kevin Frandsen, 1B Erik Kratz, C Freddy Galvis, 3B Jonathan Pettibone, RHP (3-0, 3.21 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox did their best to exact some revenge against Jonathan Papelbon on Wednesday, but the Phillies closer ultimately did his job and secured a second straight win for Philadelphia. The Sox and Phils will close out their home-and-home series on Thursday with a clash in The City of Brotherly Love. On Wednesday, the Red Sox made a valiant effort to rally from two runs down in the ninth inning, but Papelbon got Daniel Nava to ground out to end the game with the potential tying run on third base and the potential winning run on second. Franklin Morales, who was activated off the disabled list on Tuesday, will now be under some increased pressure when making his season debut on Thursday. The Red Sox certainly want to avoid losing three straight, especially with three games coming up against the Yankees this weekend. Morales will be opposed by rookie Jonathan Pettibone. It marks the sixth time this season that Boston will face a rookie starting pitcher. The previous five rookie starters who went up against the Red Sox put together a 11.65 ERA (22 earned runs in 17 innings). That certainly bodes well for Boston, but as Philadelphia has proven the last two nights, there’s no such thing as a gimme. Thursday’s action is scheduled to kick off at 7:05 p.m. Be sure to tune in on NESN and follow along right here.
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