Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia in leadoff spot against Hiroki Kuroda

Rob Bradford
April 12, 2014 - 6:08 am

NEW YORK -- Red Sox manager John Farrell has inserted Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot for his team's game against righty starter Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees Saturday afternoon. It is the first time this season Pedroia will be hitting leadoff, a spot he manned 11 times in 2013. While hitting in the top spot last season, the second baseman hit .327 with an .835 OPS. Pedroia has gone hitless in back-to-back games for the first time this season, going 0-for-4 Friday. Here is the Red Sox' lineup: Dustin Pedroia 2B Daniel Nava RF David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Mike Carp LF Xander Bogaerts SS A.J. Pierzynski C Jonathan Herrera 3B Jackie Bradley Jr. CF John Lackey P For all the matchups, click here.