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Exhibition Game 27: Rays at Red Sox

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Here are the lineups for today:

RED SOX (13-13)
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
J.D. Drew RF
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Lowell 3B
Jason Varitek C
Mike Cameron CF
Bill Hall LF

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett followed by LHP Scott Schoeneweis, LHP Alan Embree and RHP Joe Nelson

RAYS (17-7)
Jason Bartlett SS
Carl Crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
B.J. Upton CF
Willy Aybar DH
Pat Burrell RF
Hank Blalock 1B
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Nevin Ashley C

Pitching: RHP Jeff Niemann.

Game time: 7:05 p.m.


Notes: This will be the final start of the spring for Beckett, who will next pitch against the Yankees in the opener on Sunday night. He wants to get to 90-95 pitches today. His line so far this spring: 13.1 innings, 11 hits, 6 earned runs, 4 walks, 14 strikeouts. … The Red Sox are 0-4 against the Rays this spring, getting outscored 32-19. The teams play again tomorrow afternoon in Port Charlotte. … This could be a important game for Embree and Nelson as they try and make the team. … Schoeneweis will be making his debut after being signed on Friday.

Birthday boys: RHP Scott Atchison is 34 today and special assistant/baseball operations Alex Ochoa is 38.

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