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Red Sox lineup: Will Middlebrooks returns to face Twins’ starter Vance Worley

05.06.13 at 2:56 pm ET

Will Middlebrooks

Returning to the Red Sox lineup against Twins right-hander Vance Worley will be Will Middlebrooks, who got the day off Sunday against Texas ace Yu Darvish. The third baseman is hitting .195 with a .623 OPS to go along with six home runs, although he has totaled a slightly-improved .265 average with a .736 OPS in his previous 10 games.

No current member of the Red Sox has totaled more than three at-bats against Worley, who is tied for the worst ERA in the majors (7.22).

With Clay Buchholz getting the start for the Red Sox, here is the home team’s lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Shane Victorino RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Daniel Nava LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Will Middlebrooks 3B

Stephen Drew SS

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