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Wednesday Red Sox-Royals Game 1 lineups - Hanley Ramirez sits


Wednesday Red Sox-Royals Game 1 lineups - Hanley Ramirez sits

Hanley Ramirez is out the lineup for the first game of the Red Sox’ doubleheader (2:15 p.m.) with the Royals on Wednesday in Kansas City.

Travis Shaw moves to Ramirez's spot at first base and Josh Rutledge starts at third base.

Knuckleballer Steven Wright (2-3, 2.36 ERA) opposes Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy (4-3, 3.25).  In the second game, David Price (5-1, 6.00) faces Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez (4-3, 3.51) at 8:15.  

The Game 1 lineups:

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Travis Shaw 1B
Josh Rutledge 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Chris Young LF
Ryan Hanigan C

Steven Wright RHP

Alcides Escobar SS
Lorenzo Cain CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Kendrys Morales DH
Alex Gordon LF
Chesler Cuthbert 3B
Christian Colon 2B
Drew Butera C
Jerod Dyson RF

Ian Kennedy 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.