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Sunday's Red Sox-Indians lineup: Bradley gets protection from Shaw


Sunday's Red Sox-Indians lineup: Bradley gets protection from Shaw

Jackie Bradley Jr. will be getting some protection in the Red Sox lineup with Travis Shaw moving behind him in the batting order.

Blake Swihart alos makes his third start in a row in left field in the third game of the three-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park (1:30 p.m.).

The lineups: 

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Travis Shaw 3B
Blake Swihart LF
Christian Vazquez C
Rick Porcello RHP

Carlos Santana DH
Jason Kipnis 2B
Francisco Lindor SS
Mike Napoli 1B
Jose Ramirez LF
Yan Gomes C
Lonnie Chisenhall RF
Juan Uribe 3B
​Rajai Davis CF
Danny Salazar 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.