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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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Pedro Ciriaco

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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