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Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
A part of me hopes that today's game against the Rays has a little extra "something" at some point during game play. It's always fun to see rival teams, especially within the division going at it in spring training. I believe it sets the mood for the season.
I can always hope right? Here are today's starting lineups and pitchers for the 1:35pm game at JetBlue Park.
Ben Zobrist, RF
Desmond Jennings, CF
Matt Joyce, LF
Jack Cust, DH
Ryan Roberts, 2B
Sean Rodriguez, 3B
Shelley Duncan, 1B
Jose Lobaton, C
Hak-Ju Lee, SS
Alex Colome, RHP
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Shane Victorino, RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jonny Gomes, LF
Stephen Drew, SS
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Ryan Sweeney, DH
John Lackey, RHP
Drake Britton, LHP
Pedro Beato, RHP
Anthony Carter, RHP
Jose De La Torre, RHP
Oscar Villarreal, RHP
Alex Wilson, RHP
Steven Wright, RHP
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