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Exhibition Game 22: Red Sox at Pirates

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 24, 2010 07:54 AM

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Grapefruit Logo.jpgHere are the lineups:

RED SOX (9-12)
Jacoby Ellsbury LF
Mike Cameron CF
Victor Martinez C
Mike Lowell 1B
Jeremy Hermida DH
Bill Hall SS
Tug Hulett 2B
Josh Reddick RF
Jorge Jimenez 3B

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett, RHP Joe Nelson, LHP Brian Shouse, RHP Fernando Cabrera.

PIRATES (5-12)
Aki Iwamura 2B
Ronny Cedeno SS
Lastings Milledge LF
Garrett Jones RF
Bobby Crosby 1B
Ramon Vazquez 3B
John Raynor CF
Jason Jaramillo C
Paul Maholm LHP

Pitching: LHP Paul Maholm, RHP D.J. Carrasco, RHP Brendan Donnelly, LHP Brian Burres, RHP Wil Ledezma.

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: None.

Notes: The Sox have lost four straight and nine of their last 10 and have given up 68 runs in those games. If this happened during the regular season they would have to declare martial law and suspended the right of habeas corpus. ... Josh Beckett will be facing the Pirates at McKechnie Field for the second time in six days. He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings the last time coming off an illness. He is expected to be much sharper today, having gone through his usual routine. ... The Sox after today have 10 exhibition games left before opening the season against the Yankees on April 4 at Fenway Park. The Bombers, for what it's worth, are 8-11 this spring and been outscored by 28 runs. ... Back in Fort Myers, Dustin Pedroia is expected to have an x-ray on his sore wrist while LHP Alan Embree will toss an inning in a minor-league game.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: Reddick's six doubles this spring are second in the Grapefruit League and tied for second overall among all AL hitters. He is in the top 10 in the Grapefruit League in hits (15), runs (9) and total bases (25).

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