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Francona Shakes Up Lineup

05.31.09 at 10:28 am ET
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona has decided to shake things up today in Toronto. Dustin Pedroia will lead off and Jacoby Ellsbury will drop down to the 8th hole. Nick Green will start for the second straight day. Dustin Pedroia has a career .333 OBP and a .270 batting average when batting in the lead off spot. This will be the first game Jacoby Ellsbury plays this season when he does not bat first in the lineup. Ellsbury has a .332 OBP with 63 hits this season. 51 of those hits have been singles.

Here’s the lineup:

PEDROIA      2B

DREW            RF

YOUKILIS     1B

BAY                LF

LOWELL       3B

ORTIZ           DH

VARITEK       C

ELLSBURY   CF

GREEN          SS

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