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Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Pedroia still out

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Pedroia still out

Dustin Pedroia is again out of the Red Sox lineup tonight, John Farrell said in his weekly interview on WEEI Wednesday afternoon. The Sox open a two-game series with the New York Yankees at Fenway.

Pedroia hurt his knee and ankle Friday night after a hard slide into second base by the Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado, leading to plenty of controversy in its aftermath. 

With Pablo Sandoval placed on the 10-day disabled list before the scheduled opener of this series was rained out Tuesday, Josh Rutledge, just off the DL, will start at third and Marco Hernandez will play second.

Rick Porcello (1-2, 5.32 ERA) pitches for the Red Sox, opposed by the Yankees right-hander Luis Severino (1-1, 4.05).  Here's how Porcello has fared against the Yankees: 

The full lineups: 

Brett Gardner LF
Chase Headley 3B
Matt Holliday DH
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Starlin Castro 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Greg Bird 1B
Austin Romine C
Ronald Torreyes SS

Luis Severino RHP

Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Mookie Betts RF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Hanley Ramirez DH
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Josh Rutledge 3B
Marco Hernandez 2B
Sandy Leon C

Rick Porcello 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.