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Monday's Red Sox-White Sox lineups: Pedroia gets night off


Monday's Red Sox-White Sox lineups: Pedroia gets night off

BOSTON -- With Dustin Pedroia getting the night off, pretty much everyone else is moving up one spot in the Red Sox' batting order.

Xander Bogaerts, who normally hits third, is moving into Pedroia's No. 2 position. Behind him, the order of hitters remains basically the same -- David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Chris Young, Travis Shaw and Christian Vazquez -- except everyone's batting one place higher than normal. Until you reach No. 9, where Marco Hernandez, Pedroia's replacement at second, will hit.

The lineups:

Tim Anderson SS
Adam Eaton CF
Jose Abreu 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Todd Frazier 3B
Brett Lawrie 2B
Alex Avila C
Avisail Garcia DH
Jason Coats RF
Miguel Gonzalez P

Mookie Betts RF
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Chris Young LF
Travis Shaw 3B
Christian Vazquez C
Marco Hernandez 2B
Steven Wright P

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.