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Grapefruit League Game 28: Pirates at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 23, 2013 07:50 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (14-13-1)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia DH
Gomes LF
Ross C
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Anthony Carter.

PIRATES (11-14-1)
Marte CF
Presley LF
Walker 2B
Alvarez 3B
Jones 1B
Martin C
Snider RF
Barmes SS
Pitching: LHP Jeff Locke.

Game time: 1:35 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.

Notes: Buchholz has been excellent in four starts this spring: 13.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 11 K. The plan today would be for him to get around 90-100 pitches. Then he would back off a little in his last start of the spring before facing the Yankees on April 3 in New York. ... Locke, a New Hampshire native, is facing the Red Sox for the third time this spring (also March 1 and March 6). ... After today, the Red Sox will have six games left before starting the season. They are using their regulars today and again on Sunday against the Phillies in Clearwater.

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