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Red Sox Lineup: Jose Iglesias, Shane Victorino sit; Mike Carp starts

06.12.13 at 3:55 pm ET

The Red Sox will turn to Alfredo Aceves (2-1, 6.57) for a spot-start to try and salvage a series win in game three of their matchup against the Rays on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.  The Rays will counter with Chris Archer (1-1, 4.91), who is making his third start of the season for the Rays.

Archer, a hard throwing right-handed pitcher, shut down the Baltimore Orioles in his last start, holding them to one run on just two hits.

Will Middlebrooks returns to the lineup tonight for the Red Sox just one night after Jose Iglesias continued to hit, going 2-for-4, raising his average to .449. Shane Victorino, whose playing time is being managed in his return from the DL, will get the night off, with Mike Carp getting a start in left field and Daniel Nava in right.

Jacoby Ellsbury has had a base hit in his first at-bat in eight of his last nine games, and will attempt to continue his strong run on Wednesday.  Ellsbury has had success against Archer in his career, going 3-for-3 while driving in a pair of runs.

For complete matchup histories of the Sox against Archer and the Rays against Aceves, click here. For complete team coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Daniel Nava RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Mike Carp LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Will Middlebrooks 3B

Stephen Drew SS

Alfredo Aceves SP

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