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Red Sox lineup: Pedro Ciriaco gets start at third base

05.25.13 at 12:10 pm ET
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The Red Sox will start Pedro Ciriaco at third base Saturday, moving Jose Iglesias over to shortstop against Cleveland left-hander Scott Kazmir.

Getting the day off is Stephen Drew, who is 0-for-17 since returning from a back issue suffered in Minnesota.

“I can’€™t say it hasn’€™t,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell when asked if Drew’s back issue was restricting the shortstop at the plate. “Whether it’€™s the aggressive in which he swung the bat or just in talking with Stephen I can’€™t say that it’€™s restricted his swing or the extension to it. It might just be the overall aggressiveness. All things considered that’€™s why today was a natural down day for him.”

Here is the lineup for the Red Sox, who will be sending Jon Lester to the mound:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Jonny Gomes LF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Daniel Nava RF

David Ross C

Jose Iglesias SS

Pedro Ciriaco 3B

For a the matchups, click here.

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