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Red Sox Vs. Rays: Carl Crawford Returns To Tampa Bay With Boston

Carl Crawford is undoubtedly the greatest player in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays. However, Crawford left the Rays - the only team he had ever played for in his nine-year MLB career - this past offseason and signed a contract worth $142 million over seven years with the Boston Red Sox.

On Tuesday night, Crawford returns to Tropicana Field, home of the Rays, for the first time since signing with Boston as the Red Sox take on the Rays at 7:10 p.m. EDT in the first game of a three-game set (TV/Radio: NESN, SUN/WEE).

Here are the lineups for Monday night's series opener.

Boston Red Sox (39-26)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. Carl Crawford, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. J.D. Drew, RF
  9. Marco Scutaro, SS
Starting Pitcher: Tim Wakefield, RHP (3-1, 4.84 ERA)

Tampa Bay Rays (35-31)

  1. Johnny Damon, DH
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Matt Joyce, RF
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Casey Kotchman
  6. B.J. Upton, CF
  7. John Jaso, C
  8. Justin Ruggiano, LF
  9. Reid Brignac, SS
Starting Pitcher: James Shields, RHP (5-4, 2.85 ERA)

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