Red Sox lineup: Will Middlebrooks a late scratch due to soreness in right hand

Rob Bradford
May 11, 2014 - 7:45 am
Will Middlebrooks, who originally was in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday, was a late scratch due to soreness in his right hand. The third baseman, who was replaced by Jonathan Herrera, was hit by a pitch in the hand Saturday. With another left-hander on the mound for the Rangers -- this time Robbie Ross Jr. getting the start -- Jonny Gomes is back in left field for the Red Sox in their series finale in Texas. In his last eight games when facing a lefty, Gomes is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with a 1.161 OPS. Here is the Red Sox lineup with John Lackey getting the start for the visitors. Dustin Pedroia 2B Shane Victorino RF David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Jonny Gomes LF Xander Bogaerts SS A.J. Pierzynski C Jackie Bradley CF Jonathan Herrera 3B For the pitching matchups, click here.