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Red Sox lineup: A.J. Pierzynski catching Brandon Workman’s return

06.27.14 at 3:09 pm ET

NEW YORK — After missing a start while serving his six-game suspension for throwing behind the head of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Brandon Workman will return to the mound for the Red Sox to start against the Yankees on Friday night. A.J. Pierzynski (rather than David Ross) will be behind the plate to catch Workman, despite the fact that the Yankees will feature left-hander Vidal Nuno on the mound. Righties have hammered Nuno at a .289/.333/.536 clip with 13 homers; lefties have hit well against Nuno, though with less power, forging a .278/.349/.444 line with two homers against him.

Jonny Gomes will start in left field and bat fifth against Nuno. Daniel Nava will sit.


Brock Holt, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Mike Napoli, 1B

Jonny Gomes, LF

A.J. Pierzynski, C

Xander Bogaerts, 3B

Stephen Drew, SS

Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Brandon Workman, RHP

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