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Boston Red Sox
1:05 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will finally get his day off.
Ellsbury, who has played in every game this season, was scheduled to have Saturday night off, but Shane Victorino’s absence because of a back issue meant Ellsbury needed to remain in the Red Sox’ lineup. Victorino will return on Sunday, and he’ll play center field and lead off for the first time this season while Ellsbury sits.
Stephen Drew, who was banged up while diving head first into second base on Friday, will be out of the lineup for a second straight game. That means Pedro Ciriaco will play shortstop in his place and bat ninth.
The rest of Sunday’s lineups are below.
Red Sox (26-17)
Shane Victorino, CF
Jonny Gomes, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Pedro Ciriaco, SS
John Lackey, RHP (1-4, 4.05 ERA)
Jamey Carroll, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Oswaldo Arcia, DH
Wilkin Ramirez, LF
Chris Parmelee, RF
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If the Red Sox hope to sweep the Twins, they’re going to have to do it without Jacoby Ellsbury — at least from the start of the game.
Ellsbury is getting his first time off of the 2013 season. The Red Sox center fielder has played every inning for the team this year. Shane Victorino will bat lead off in Ellsbury’s place and play center field.
Taking Ellsbury out of the lineup...
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