Red Sox lineup vs. Braves: David Ortiz scratched with sore right calf, Ryan Lavarnway starts at first

May 29, 2014 - 12:33 pm
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David Ortiz sits Thursday against Mike Minor and the Braves due to a sore right calf. A.J. Pierzynski will take hits spot as the designated hitter and will hit cleanup. Ryan Lavarnway makes his first major league start at first base on Thursday after coming in as a replacement during Wednesday night's contest. David Ross does the catching for Jake Peavy. With Ross behind the plate in 2014, Peavy has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.89 strikeout to walk ratio. Opponents are also hitting .209 against Peavy with Ross behind the plate. Peavy is looking to bounce back from his last start, where he allowed five runs in six innings with a walk and five strikeouts. For complete batter vs. starting pitcher histories, click here. For comprehensive Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox. RED SOX LINEUP Brock Holt, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS Dustin Pedroia, 2B A.J. Pierzynski, DH Jonny Gomes, LF Grady Sizemore, RF Ryan Lavarnway, 1B David Ross, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jake Peavy, P
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