Dustin Pedroia

Red Sox lineup: Shane Victorino returns, Dustin Pedroia gets 'planned' day off

Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2015 - 7:20 am
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After being scratched from the lineup Saturday with bruised ribs, Shane Victorino returns to the Red Sox lineup Sunday against the Orioles. The right fielder spoke in the clubhouse before the game and said he feels fine after running into the right field wall Friday night. He swung in the cage during Saturday's game and is ready to go Sunday. Dustin Pedroia will get his first day off of the season. The second baseman is 0 for his last 7 and has committed two errors over the first 11 games. "Just a day off. One of the benefits of Brock Holt," manager John Farrell said. "No, not a reaction," to Pedroia's recent struggles he added. "Planned day knowing we have an early morning game tomorrow and a left-hander on the mound. A chance to give him a spell." Holt will lead off with Mookie Betts sliding down to the No. 2 spot. Farrell said that was just a way to break up the left-handers in the order. Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, as the Red Sox go up against Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. For an extensive look at the pitching matchups, click here. 1. Brock Holt, 2B 2. Mookie Betts, CF 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Mike Napoli, 1B 6. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 7. Shane Victorino, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Sandy Leon, C Rick Porcello, RHP

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