Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/10/13
The Red Sox’ lineup is nearly back to full strength. Shane Victorino is back after a day off on Sunday and Will Middlebrooks has returned after a stint on the 15-day disabled list. The only piece missing is Mike Napoli, who has a day off after finding himself in a slump for the past week. In the past six games, Napoli is 3-for-21 without an extra-base hit. Mike Carp, who has heated back up after a down month of May, will take Napoli’s place at first base. Carp is batting .455 in June with a 1.455 OPS. He has hit three home runs and driven in seven runs in just six starts. Check out the starting lineups for both teams below. Boston Red Sox (39-25) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Carp, 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Stephen Drew, SS John Lackey, RHP Tampa Bay Rays (34-28) Matt Joyce, RF Ben Zobrist, 2B Kelly Johnson, LF Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Luke Scott, DH Desmond Jennings, CF Jose Lobaton, C Yunel Escobar, SS Alex Cobb, RHP
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