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Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia in leadoff spot against Hiroki Kuroda

04.12.14 at 10:08 am ET

NEW YORK — Red Sox manager John Farrell has inserted Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot for his team’s game against righty starter Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees Saturday afternoon.

It is the first time this season Pedroia will be hitting leadoff, a spot he manned 11 times in 2013. While hitting in the top spot last season, the second baseman hit .327 with an .835 OPS. Pedroia has gone hitless in back-to-back games for the first time this season, going 0-for-4 Friday.

Here is the Red Sox‘ lineup:

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Daniel Nava RF

David Ortiz DH

Mike Napoli 1B

Mike Carp LF

Xander Bogaerts SS

A.J. Pierzynski C

Jonathan Herrera 3B

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

John Lackey P

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