Shane Victorino not in Game 5 lineup
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is out of the starting lineup once again as the Sox get ready for Game 5 in Busch Stadium. Victorino has a sore back that also caused him to miss Game 4. In addition, manager John Farrell moved two of his elite hitters, Pedroia and Ortiz, up a notch and dropped Nava to #5. David Ross also gets the nod behind the plate once again. Here is the reported lineup via NBC Sports.com’s Aaron Gleeman.
Farrell indicates that Victorino could come off the bench if needed.
St. Louis will counter with the following:
1. Matt Carpenter, 2B
2. Shane Robinson, CF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Carlos Beltran, RF
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. Allen Craig, 1B — late addition to the lineup
7. David Freese, 3B
8. Pete Kozma, ss
9. Adam Wainwright, SP