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Sunday's Red Sox-Mariners lineups: Price takes the mound in series rubber match


Sunday's Red Sox-Mariners lineups: Price takes the mound in series rubber match

David Price (4.52 ERA, 0.6 WAR) takes the mound for the Red Sox this afternoon (1:35p) at Fenway Park in the third and final game of a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

Price has reached the seventh inning in each of his last three starts, but hasn't received enough run support to pick up a win.

The Red Sox won 6-2 on Saturday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

The lineups:

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Chris Young LF
Travis Shaw 3B
Christian Vazquez C
David Price LHP

Ketel Marte SS
Franklin Gutierrez RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Dae-Ho Lee 1B
Kyle Seager 3B
Chris Iannetta C
Leonys Martin CF
Shawn O’Malley LF
Taijuan Walker 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.