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Saturday's Red Sox-Rays lineups: Hanley out again, Sale on mound

Saturday's Red Sox-Rays lineups: Hanley out again, Sale on mound

Hanley Ramirez remains out of the Red Sox lineup as they play the second game of their three-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Chris Young is again the DH and Ramirez, who strained a trapezius muscle three innings into his first stint of the season at first base on Wednesday in Milwaukee, is out again. 

Deven Marrero gets the start at third base, where the Sox have had their problems both defensively and offensively. Chris Sale (3-2, 1.92 ERA) is on the mound and looking to a extend a streak of starts with at least 10 strikeouts to seven, one shy of the major league record. He's opposed by Rays left-hander Blake Snell (0-3, 3.96).

The game was originally scheduled for a 7:05 start but was moved to 1:05 because of the threat of rain tonight.

The lineups:

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.