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Monday’s Red Sox-Indians ALDS Game 3 lineups: Buchholz tries to save season


Monday’s Red Sox-Indians ALDS Game 3 lineups: Buchholz tries to save season

It’s win or go home for the winter for the Red Sox as they return to Fenway Park and send Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Indians (6:08 p.m.) trailing the best-of-five series, 2-0.

The Indians counter with right-hander Josh Tomlin, who was a college teammate of Buchholz. 

After a day off Saturday, followed by a rainout Sunday, the Red Sox go with the same lineup they’ve been using in the series, including Brock Holt at third batting second and rookie Andrew Benintendi in left, htting seventh.

The lineups: 


Carlos Santana DH

Jason Kipnis 2B

Francisco Lindor SS

Mike Napoli 1B

Jose Ramirez 3B

Lonnie Chisenhall RF

Coco Crisp LF

Tyler Naquin CF

Roberto Perez C

Josh Tomlin RHP



Dustin Pedroia 2B

Brock Holt 3B

Mookie Betts RF

David Ortiz DH

Hanley Ramirez 1B

Xander Bogaerts SS

Andrew Benintendi LF

Sandy Leon C

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Clay Buchholz RHP




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.