Victorino is back, to hit sixth for Red Sox in Game 6
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is back in the lineup for Game 6 of the World Series after missing the previous two contests with lower back tightness according to ESPN Boston.
Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed his Game 6 lineup on Wednesday afternoon, with Victorino batting sixth in the order instead of his usual No. 2 spot.
In Victorino’s absence, the Red Sox moved Dustin Pedroia (from third to second) and David Ortiz (from fourth to third) up a spot in the lineup.
Farrell, who made the revelation in an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI, apparently liked what he saw from that order, which produced victories in Games 4 and 5.
First baseman Mike Napoli slid into the cleanup spot Wednesday in his first start since Game 5, with left fielder Jonny Gomes batting fifth.