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Red Sox lineup: Jose Iglesias returns, Daniel Nava plays first vs. R.A. Dickey

04.07.13 at 10:02 am ET
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Shortstop Jose Iglesias returns to the lineup for the rubber match of the Red Sox’ three-game series against the Blue Jays, while Mike Napoli will serve as the team’s designated hitter, with Daniel Nava getting the start at first base. Jon Lester will take the mound for the Sox, paired for his second straight start with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, as the Sox get ready to take on 2012 National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey.

Here is the complete lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mike Napoli, DH
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Daniel Nava, 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., LF
Jose Iglesias, SS

Jon Lester, SP

Aside from Victorino, who has a .263/.300/.526 line with a homer in 20 plate appearances against Dickey, the Sox have limited exposure against the knuckleballer. No other member of the team has more than six plate appearances against him. For a look at batter vs. starting pitcher matchup histories, click here. For complete team coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.

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