Red Sox lineup: Daniel Nava sits, Mike Carp starts in left

July 27, 2013 - 11:20 am

BALTIMORE -- With Daniel Nava enmeshed in a slump (the latest instance of which came on Friday in a game where he struck out three times), he will sit in favor of Mike Carp, who gets a start in left field against new Orioles starter Scott Feldman. Carp is 2-for-7 against Feldman, while Nava has never faced him. As the Red Sox look to kickstart a moribund offense, they certainly have to like the odds of Mike Napoli making an impact. The first baseman is 11-for-23 with two homers in his career against his former Rangers teammate Feldman. For complete batter vs. starting pitcher matchup histories, click here. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit RED SOX LINEUP Ellsbury, CF Victorino, RF Pedroia, 2B Ortiz, DH Napoli, 1B Carp, LF Saltalamacchia, C Drew, SS Iglesias, 3B Dempster, SP