Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli returns against Reds

May 06, 2014 - 11:14 am

After a day off on Sunday to give his dislocated finger an opportunity to heal, Mike Napoli is back in the Red Sox lineup in his customary cleanup spot as the Red Sox prepare to take on the Reds in the series opener of a brief two-game set at Fenway Park. Grady Sizemore will be batting fifth against a Reds team that he spurned in order to sign with the Red Sox. The Red Sox have little experience against Reds starter Homer Bailey, and the same can be said about Cincinnati and Sox starter Felix Doubront. For a look at the limited matchup histories, click here. RED SOX LINEUP Dustin Pedroia, 2B Shane Victorino, RF David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Grady Sizemore, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS A.J. Pierzynski, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Felix Doubront, SP