Crawford to bat second, Pedroia third

Crawford to bat second, Pedroia third
April 5, 2011, 7:14 pm
Share This Post Insider Sean McAdam tweets tonight's Boston Red Sox lineup, with a few notable changes.

The Carl Crawford shuffle continues, as he will bat second behind Jacoby Ellsbury and before Dustin Pedroia, who is moved down to third in the order.

Adrian Gonzalez will bat fourth, and Kevin Youkilis will bat fifth ahead of David Ortiz and J.D. Drew.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, hitless in 10 at-bats through the first three games, gets the nod over Jason Varitek, who is yet to play this season. Reports were that Varitek would get the start with Josh Beckett taking the mound, but Manager Terry Francona decided otherwise.

Marco Scutaro rounds out the order, hitting from the nine slot.