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Red Sox lineup: Jacoby Ellsbury gets his first day off

05.19.13 at 11:08 am ET
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Jacoby Ellsbury

MINNEAPOLIS — With Shane Victorino’s back well enough to play, Jacoby Ellsbury will get his first day off of the season. Victorino is in the lineup against Minneosta lefty Pedro Hernandez, playing center field and hitting leadoff, a spot he hit 31 times last season.

Not starting for the Red Sox for a second straight game is shortstop Stephen Drew, who injured his back during an eighth-inning slide Friday night. Pedro Ciriaco replaces Drew at shortstop, having notched a pair of hits Saturday night.

Here is the Red Sox lineup as they look for the sweep at Target Field:

Shane Victorino CF

Jonny Gomes LF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Daniel Nava RF

Will Middlebrooks 3B

Jarrod Saltlamacchia C

Pedro Ciriaco SS

John Lackey P

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