Red Sox lineup: Jonny Gomes, Brandon Snyder start

August 05, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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With left-hander Brett Oberholtzer on the mound for the Astros, the Red Sox will turn to a pair of right-handed players in the lineup. Jonny Gomes gets the start in left, while Brandon Snyder will give Brock Holt a day off at third base. While the Sox will go the platoon route at those two positions, it is the switch-hitting Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- rather than the right-handed Ryan Lavarnway -- who will start against the Houston southpaw and catch Sox starter John Lackey. There is very, very little history between the members of the two teams and the opposing starters. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox. RED SOX LINEUP Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Stephen Drew, SS Brandon Snyder, 3B John Lackey, SP

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