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Red Sox lineup: Shane Victorino, Stephen Drew out against Erik Bedard

04.26.13 at 3:00 pm ET
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The Red Sox go up against one of their former teammates, Erik Bedard, in the second of the four-game set against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park Friday. The Sox will send Ryan Dempster to the mound.

Few Red Sox have had success against Bedard entering the game, with David Ortiz (.208, 32 at-bats), Jonny Gomes (.174, 28 at-bats), Mike Napoli (.200, 19 at-bats), Dustin Pedroia (.071, 16 at-bats), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.111, 9 at-bats) all having previously struggled against the lefty. (For all the matchups, click here.)

Victorino is out of the lineup once again due to lingering back issues, while Stephen Drew is also out the starting lineup with the lefty going for Houston.

Here is the lineup the Red Sox will send out against Bedard and the Astros:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Jonny Gomes LF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Daniel Nava RF

Will Middlebrooks 3B

David Ross C

Pedro Ciriaco SS

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