Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/11/13
11:12 a.m.: Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the plate Sunday. He’ll bat eighth, while Will Middlebrooks will bat out of the No. 9 hole for the second straight game. Check out Sunday’s complete lineups below. Red Sox (71-48) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Napoli,  1B Stephen Drew, SS Ryan Lavarnway, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B John Lackey, RHP (7-9, 3.21 ERA) Royals (60-54) David Lough, RF Eric Hosmer, 1B Billy Butler, DH Alex Gordon, LF Salvador Perez, C Mike Moustakas, 3B Alcides Escobar, SS Jarrod Dyson, CF Elliot Johnson, 2B James Shields, RHP (6-8, 3.36 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: Felix Doubront didn’t have his best stuff Saturday, but the Red Sox’ bullpen bailed him out. Now, the Red Sox enter Sunday’s series finale with a chance to salvage a split of their four-game series with the Royals. Doubront didn’t make it out of the fifth inning Saturday before John Farrell turned to the ‘pen. Brandon Workman came in and did an excellent job of minimizing the damage after the Royals threatened to completely erase Boston’s lead. Workman, Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara all helped nail down Boston’s 5-3 win. The Red Sox received contributions from a number of sources Saturday, but Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks led the way. Ellsbury had four hits while once again solidifying himself as one of the game’s elite, and Middlebrooks provided a major spark in his big league return, picking up two hits and two RBIs. John Lackey will look to make it two in a row for the Sox on Sunday, but he’ll face a worthy adversary in James Shields. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET, so tune in on NESN and stick around here. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Live Blog, Ricky Doyle
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