Red Sox lineup: Will Middlebrooks makes first big league appearance at first base

September 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

With the Red Sox trying to rest a number of players in the wake of clinching the American League East, the team will feature an unusual lineup on Saturday. Most notably, with Mike Napoli out, Will Middlebrooks will make his first ever game appearance at first base. Dustin Pedroia is sitting, with John McDonald getting a start at second. Stephen Drew is at short but batting leadoff with Pedroia out, and Xander Bogaerts will round out the atypical alignment by getting a start at third. Shane Victorino is back in the lineup. RED SOX LINEUP Stephen Drew, SS Shane Victorino, CF David Ortiz, DH Jonny Gomes, LF Daniel Nava, RF Will Middlebrooks, 1B Xander Bogaerts, 3B David Ross, C John McDonald, 2B Clay Buchholz, SP