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Highlights from the Red Sox's 8-1 loss to the Orioles

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Highlights from the Red Sox's 8-1 loss to the Orioles

FINAL SCORE: Orioles 8, Red Sox 1

IN BRIEF: Dan Straily, who entered Monday with a 19.29 ERA, held the Red Sox to one run and two hits over five innings as the Orioles routed the Sox, 8-1. Boston ends its homestand with a 3-3 record & now has a 6-11 record this season.

BOX SCORE

HIGHLIGHTS

1st Inning

Starting second baseman (!!) Christian Vazquez turns two

2nd Inning

Vazquez makes the nifty tag

5th Inning

Dwight Smith Jr. curls one around the Pesky Pole (4-0 O's)

5th Inning

Brandon Hyde gets ejected for the first time as Orioles manager

6th Inning

Steve Pearce makes an amazing sliding grab

8th Inning

Crush Davis pads the Baltimore lead (6-1 O's)

UP NEXT

@ Yankees, Tuesday, 6:35 p.m., NESN
@ Yankees, Wednesday, 6:35 p.m., NESN

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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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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: David Price starts, Andrew Benintendi sits

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Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: David Price starts, Andrew Benintendi sits

The Boston Red Sox are hoping David Price can help the team get back on track when he takes the mound for Sunday afternoon's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

The Sox fell 9-5 to the Orioles on Saturday, dropping them to a disappointing 5-10 record through 15 games of their World Series title defense.

Price is still looking for his first win of the year entering his third start of 2019. He is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, 13 strikeouts and three walks over 12 innings.

Dustin Pedroia will be the designated hitter and bat leadoff, pushing Mookie Betts to second in Boston's lineup. Andrew Benintendi will start on the bench, giving J.D. Martinez an opportunity to play left field. Eduardo Nunez will play second base and bat sixth.

Here are the Sunday lineups for both teams.

UPDATE (11:25 a.m.): Jackie Bradley Jr. is no longer starting for the Red Sox. He was a late scratch and per NBC Sports Boston's John Tomase, he has the flu. With Bradley out, Benintendi will move back into the starting lineup. He'll bat leadoff, which pushes Pedroia down to sixth in the order. Left to right, the Red Sox outfield will feature Benintendi, Betts, and Martinez.

UPDATE (12:25 p.m.): The Orioles now have a late scratch as well. Dwight Smith Jr. has a sore right knee and while he's available to play, he won't start. Cedric Mullins will play centerfield and that will shuffle the Orioles' lineup a bit.

BOSTON RED SOX (5-10)
Andrew Benintendi, LF
Mookie Betts, CF
Steve Pearce, 1B
J.D. Martinez, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Dustin Pedroia, DH
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Rafael Devers, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C

David Price, LHP (0-1, 6.00 ERA)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (5-10)
Jonathan Villar, 2B
Joey Rickard, RF
Trey Mancini, LF
Renato Nunez, DH
Hanser Alberto, 3B
Jesus Sucre, C
Chris Davis, 1B
Richie Martin, SS
Cedric Mullins, CF

John Means, LHP (1-1, 2.08 ERA)

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