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Wednesday's Red Sox-Giants lineups: Pomeranz makes Boston debut


Wednesday's Red Sox-Giants lineups: Pomeranz makes Boston debut

BOSTON -- Drew Pomeranz makes his Red Sox debut tonight, and he'll be facing a familiar foe.

The left-hander, acquired by Boston from the Padres last week, will be facing a former N.L. West foe in the Giants. He's 0-2 in three career starts against them, but has a 2.60 ERA in 17 1/3 innings.

Tonight's lineups:

Denard Span CF
Angel Pagan LF
Brandon Belt 1B
Buster Posey DH
Brandon Crawford SS
Mac Williamson RF
Grant Green 2B
Trevor Brown C
Ramiro Pena 3B
Matt Cain P

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Tracis Shaw 3B
Sandy Leon C
Brock Holt LF
Drew Pomeranz 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.