Red Sox lineup: Usual suspects for Sox as Daniel Nava returns to left field

July 26, 2013 - 11:12 am

After being rained out on Thursday night, the Red Sox will begin a three-game set against the third-place Baltimore Orioles in an increasingly crowded AL East. Daniel Nava returns to the lineup on Friday night. Manager John Farrell had cited matchups as the reason for Nava's lack of play recently, with Jonny Gomes starting in five out of the last six games. John Lackey (7-7, 2.95) will start Friday due to the rain out on Thursday. Lackey has pitched one game against the O's this season, where he earned the win after dealing seven innings, giving up just two runs on seven hits. Chris Tillman (12-3, 3.84) will face-off against Lackey. Tillman has been extremely efficient in his last 10 outings, posting a 3.98 ERA with an 8-1 record. Tillman will make his second start Friday night since being selected to the All-Star team for the first time in his career. For complete Red Sox coverage, click here. And for complete matchup coverage for Friday's game, click here. RED SOX LINEUP Jacoby Ellsbury CF Shane Victorino RF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Daniel Nava LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Stephen Drew SS Jose Iglesias 3B John Lackey P