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Wednesday's lineups: Orioles at Red Sox


Wednesday's lineups: Orioles at Red Sox

BOSTON -- Blake Swihart had a tough night Tuesday, and -- coincedentally or not -- he's getting a night off.

Ryan Hanigan is replacing Swihart behind the plate tonight as the Sox attempt to salvage the finale of the three-game series. He will bat in Swihart's usual No. 8 position.

The lineups:

Joey Rickard, CF
Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Trumbo, RF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Pedro Alvarez, DH
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Caleb Joseph, C
Hyun-soo Kim, LF
Ubaldo Jiminez, P

Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Ryan Hanigan, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Joe Kelly, 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.