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Posted by David Lefort, Boston.com Staff  February 28, 2008 08:23 AM

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The Red Sox get back on the field for the first time since Game 4 of the World Series this afternoon, albeit against a bunch of local college kids in a doubleheader exhibition.

They'll face Boston College at 1:05 p.m. at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Fla. and will take on Northeastern at 6:05 p.m. There's no TV coverage of today's games, but you can listen to the nightcap on 850 WEEI AM. We'll also post results and photos from each game here on Boston.com. The Sox kick off their Grapefruit League schedule tomorrow night against the Twins (7:05 p.m.).

The starting lineups for today's games:

Red Sox vs. Boston College (1:05 p.m.)
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Lowell, 3B
5. Jason Varitek, C
6. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
7. Julio Lugo, SS
8. Bobby Kielty, RF
9. Brandon Moss, LF
P -- Josh Beckett (Also likely to pitch: Kyle Snyder, Javier Lopez, Manny Delcarmen, Bryan Corey)

Red Sox vs. Northeastern (6:05 p.m.)
1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Alex Cora, 2B
3. J.D. Drew, RF
4. Manny Ramírez, DH
5. Sean Casey, 1B
6. Chris Carter, LF
7. Doug Mirabelli, C
8. Jed Lowrie, SS
9. Keith Ginter, 3B
P -- Justin Masterson (Also likely to pitch: Craig Hansen, Michael Bowden, Craig Breslow, Hunter Jones, Kyle Jackson)

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