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Scott Podsednik - LF

Dustin Pedroia - 2B

Kevin Youkilis - 3B

David Ortiz - 1B

Mike Aviles - SS

Darnell McDonald - RF

Kelly Shoppach - C

Ryan Kalish - CF

Franklin Morales - LHP (0-1, 3.04 ERA) *

* This is Morales' first start of the season for the Red Sox in 2012 after previously having made 22 appearances as a reliever.


Reed Johnson - RF

Darwin Barney - 2B

Starlin Castro - SS

Alfonso Soriano - LF

Jeff Baker - 1B

Joe Mather - CF

Welington Castillo - C

Luis Valbuena - 3B

Paul Maholm - LHP (4-5, 4.91 ERA)

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