Sox-Orioles lineups; Lavarnway batting fifth


Sox-Orioles lineups; Lavarnway batting fifth

BALTIMORE -- Ryan Lavarnway is back in the Red Sox' lineup, and batting fifth this time, as the Sox face the Orioles in a must-win game at Camden Yards.

The lineups:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Ryan Lavarnway C
J.D. Drew RF
Marco Scutaro SS
Carl Crawford LF
Mike Aviles 3B

Jon Lester P

Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Crawford, who had been dropped to the eighth position when the Orioles started a left-hander, would return to the No. 2 spot on Wednesday. But he apparently changed his mind, as Crawford is still at No. 8 despite Baltimore starting a right-hander.

Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Vladmir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis 3B
Nolan Reimold LF

Alfredo Simon P

Simon is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his last six starts, thought he pitched relatively well (8 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs) against the Tigers last Friday.