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Monday's Red Sox-Padres lineups: Pomeranz returns to San Diego


Monday's Red Sox-Padres lineups: Pomeranz returns to San Diego

Drew Pomeranz spent the first three-plus months of the season in San Diego, Made the All-Star team as a Padre, in fact.

Now he's back -- as a member of the Red Sox, pitching against his former team in a game with crucial playoff implications for his current one.

Today's lineups:

Dustin Pedroia 2B
Brock Holt LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Yoan Moncada 3B
Bryan Holaday C
Drew Pomeranz P

Travis Jankowski CF
Luis Sardinas SS
Wil Myers 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Derek Norris C
Alex Dickerson LF
Adam Rosales 2B
Oswaldo Arcia
Edwin Jackson 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.