Nava hitting fifth vs. Rays righty Alex Cobb

Nava hitting fifth vs. Rays righty Alex Cobb
April 14, 2013, 1:15 pm
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BOSTON -- Daniel Nava is hitting fifth as the Red Sox DH on Sunday against the Rays. Going against right-hander Alex Cobb, Nava's left-handed bat is being used to break up righties Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks.

Also, Stephen Drew's left-handed bat is being used in between Will Middlebrooks and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

"Well, it breaks the two righties up, for one," said John Farrell when asked about his lineup. "And recognizing that there's been some strikeout totals with that three-some, including Salty, that's why you see Drew in the middle of Middlebrooks and Salty today. So just trying to spread things out a little bit."