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Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli gets day off, Mike Carp returns at first base

06.27.13 at 3:27 pm ET

A dark sky has rolled in as the Red Sox get set for game one of their series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays, winners of 12 of their last 14, come into Fenway Park one game over the .500 mark but in last place in the competitive AL East.

Mike Napoli gets the game off as Mike Carp returns to the lineup for the first time since June 22 for the Sox. Southpaw Jon Lester (7-4, 4.57) gets the ball for the Sox in game one. Lester is 13-7 all-time against the Jays and owns a 3.61 ERA.

The Jays will turn to Chien-Ming Wang (1-0, 2.18) continue their rise through the division. Wang has not allowed a run in his past two appearances this season.

For batter vs. starting pitcher histories — including details of David Ortiz ownership of Wang — click here. For complete Red Sox coverage, click here.


Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Shane Victorino RF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Carp 1B

Daniel Nava LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Stephen Drew SS

Jose Iglesias 3B

Jon Lester P

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