Grapefruit Games 15 and 16: Red Sox (ss) at Twins (ss); Red Sox (ss) at Astros (ss)

Here are the lineups for a busy day of baseball:

GAME 15
RED SOX (7-6-1)

Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 3B
Drew RF
Varitek C
Spears 2B
Sutton 1B
Navarro SS

Pitching: LHP Jon Lester, RHP Tim Wakefield, LHP Hideki Okajima, RHP Tony Pena Jr. RHP Alex Wilson, RHP Jason Rice.

TWINS (6-6)
Span CF
Nishioka 2B
Young LF
Morneau 1B
Thome DH
Valencia 3B
Kubel RF
Holm C
Casilla SS

Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Pat Neshek.

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

Location: Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers

TV/Radio: None in Boston; TIBN 1500 radio in Minnesota

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GAME 16
RED SOX (7-6-1)

Scutaro SS
Lowrie 1B
Pedroia 2B
Kalish CF
McDonald LF
Nava DH
Reddick RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Wagner C

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Pitching: RHP Kyle Weiland, RHP Dan Wheeler, LHP Dennys Reyes, LHP Rich Hill, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Matt Albers.

ASTROS (4-10)
Bourn CF
Hernandez 3B
Hall 2B
Lee LF
Michaels DH
Gaston RF
Dopirak 1B
Quintero C
Manzella SS

Pitching: RHP Brett Myers.

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

Location: Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee.

TV/Radio: None in Boston; KBME 790 radio in Houston

Notes: Terry Francona will take the team to Kissimmee with bench coach DeMarlo Hale handling the crew in Fort Myers. … This is the fourth of five split-squad doubleheaders this spring. The next one is not until March 18. The Sox could be making their first round of cuts shortly. … The Red Sox have a 2-1 lead in their five-game series against the Twins. In other words, the vaunted Mayor’s Cup could be theirs with a win today. The Sox are the four-time defending cup champions.

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