Red Sox lineup: With Jarrod Saltalamacchia still out, Ryan Lavarnway gets call

September 05, 2013 - 11:11 am
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NEW YORK -- Ryan Lavarnway will get the start at catcher for the Red Sox Thursday night in their series-opener against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Regular starting backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to nurse a sore back, and as expected, he will sit out a third straight game. Lavarnway, meanwhile, came off the bench late in Wednesday's 20-4 shellacking of the Tigers to go 2-for-2 with his first big league home run of the 2013 season. Against Yankees starter Ivan Nova, Daniel Nava will get the call to hit in the No. 5 spot. The left fielder enters the game with the second-most at-bats of any Red Sox in the batting order's position (behind Mike Napoli), hitting .345 with a .992 OPS while hitting fifth. Here is the Red Sox lineup with Jake Peavy on the mound for the Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury CF Shane Victorino RF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Daniel Nava LF Mike Napoli 1B Stephen Drew SS Ryan Lavarnway C Will Middlebrooks 3B For all the matchups, click here.

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