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David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.

With a knuckleballer on the mound, the Red Sox will elect to give Ortiz the day off on Sunday, which will be his second day off over his last four games. His absence from the starting lineup will lead way to a day off behind the dish for A.J. Pierzynski who will serve as the team's designated hitter. Piersynski holds a lifetime .417 average against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey with three extra base hits (1 HR).ANALYST: Matthew Beck Just a routine day off for the big guy. He's batting .253 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a 14:15 BB:K over 87 at-bats and proves to be a solid, consistent power bat for your utility spot. Big Papi being Big Papi. A.J. Pierzynski will DH Saturday against R.A. Dickey.ANALYST: Howard Bender