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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Christian Vazquez playing second base in shakeup

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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Christian Vazquez playing second base in shakeup

Andrew Benintendi's self-inflicted wound will keep him out of the Boston Red Sox's only morning game of the year.

The Red Sox outfielder, who fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday, is out of the lineup for Boston's Patriots' Day matchup with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will bat leadoff in Benintendi's stead, while Blake Swihart will make his first start of the season in left field.

Jackie Bradley Jr. also remains out due to illness, so Mookie Betts will man center field and J.D. Martinez will play right field with Steve Pearce taking designated hitter duties.

The Red Sox will send right-hander Hector Velazquez to the mound for the 11:05 a.m. ET start. Boston was hit with heavy rain Monday morning that could dampen the 2019 Boston Marathon, but the weather should clear in time for first pitch at Fenway Park.

UPDATE (9:30 a.m. ET): The Red Sox issued a bizarre lineup update Monday morning, shifting catcher Christian Vazquez to second base as Dustin Pedroia moved to designated hitter.

It's Vazquez's first MLB start at second base, as he's played just four games in the field (all at third base) in his MLB career. Vazquez did play one game at second base in 2010 with the Class-A Greenville Drive.

Here are the updated lineups for both teams:

BOSTON RED SOX (6-10)
Dustin Pedroia, DH
Mookie Betts, CF
Mitch Moreland, 1B
J.D. Martinez, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Steve Pearce, LF
Blake Swihart, C
Christian Vazquez, 2B

Hector Velazquez, RHP (0-0, 2.79 ERA)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (6-10)
Jonathan Villar, 2B
Trey Mancini, LF
Dwight Smith, LF
Rio Ruiz, 3B
Renato Nunez, DH
Chris Davis, 1B
Jesus Sucre, C
Richie Martin, SS
Cedric Mullins, CF

Dan Straily, RHP (0-1, 19.29 ERA)

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Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

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Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

Tensions nearly boiled over during Tuesday's Red Sox-Blue Jays matchup.

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, a notoriously animated presence on the mound, quick-pitched Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis in the fourth inning and induced a ground ball, but Chavis reached on an error.

The inning would end with Stroman covering first on a play before switching his attention to the Red Sox dugout, where Chris Sale was yelling in his direction. After the game, Stroman said Chavis had some words for him too.

Things didn't escalate after the heated exchange, but there's still time for some fireworks. The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play again Wednesday night and the finale of the four-game set will place Thursday.

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Rowdy Tellez hit two homers off Eduardo Rodriguez and drove in five as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox in Toronto 10-3 for only their fourth victory in the past 18 games against Boston at Rogers Center. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 25-23

HIGHLIGHTS:

4th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to right, Tellez homers to right on a 0-0 pitch from Rodriguez (2-0, TOR).

Grichuk homers to left on a 1-0 pitch from Rodriguez (1-0, TOR).

5th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to left, Smoak walks, Tellez homers to right on a 2-2 pitch from Rodriguez (6-0, TOR).

6th inning:
Moreland homers to left on a 1-1 pitch from Stroman (6-1, TOR).

Thornburg replaces Rodriguez on the mound. Jansen singles to center, scoring Galvis. (7-1, TOR)

Drury singles to left, scoring McKinney (8-1, TOR). 

7th inning:
Grichuk hits an infield single, Galvis singles to left, Drury doubles to center, scoring Grichuk and Galvis (10-1, TOR).

8th inning:
Devers homers to right on 0-0 pitch from Biagini. (10-2, TOR).

Bradley Jr. homers to left on 1-0 pitch from Gaviiglio (10-3, TOR). 

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