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Red Sox World Series Game 1 lineup: Xander Bogaerts hitting seventh, David Ross catching Jon Lester

10.23.13 at 3:50 pm ET

As the Red Sox open the World Series against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals, the team will feature a slightly different look to its lineup. Xander Bogaerts, the 21-year-old who is off to a historic start to his postseason career, has moved up from ninth to seventh in the lineup, with Stephen Drew getting nudged down to the No. 8 spot and catcher David Ross — continuing his personal association with starter Jon Lester, the third straight start in which the two of them are paired together — batting ninth. As expected, Jonny Gomes remains in the lineup in left field, with Daniel Nava available off the bench.

There is scant familiarity on the two teams with the opposing starting pitchers. Here is the complete batter vs. starting pitcher matchup history. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Shane Victorino, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Mike Napoli, 1B

Jonny Gomes, LF

Xander Bogaerts, 3B

Stephen Drew, SS

David Ross, C

Jon Lester, SP

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