Red Sox lineup: Grady Sizemore leads off, Mike Carp in left field

April 23, 2014 - 11:57 am

With Daniel Nava having been sent down by the Red Sox on Wednesday, Mike Carp will get a start in left field against Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. Grady Sizemore will hit leadoff -- a responsibility that he is likely to part with starting Thursday, with the anticipated return of Shane Victorino from the disabled list. Nava went 1-for-3 with a homer against Pineda earlier this year; Carp has yet to face him, while Sizemore is 0-for-3 against the hulking righty. Pineda will face off against John Lackey, who will be looking to improve upon his prior start against the Yankees in which he allowed a career-high four homers. For complete batter vs. pitcher matchup histories, click here. RED SOX LINEUP Grady Sizemore, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Mike Carp, LF A.J. Pierzynski, C Xander Bogaerts, SS Brock Holt, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF John Lackey, RHP