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Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineups: Sox Stick With Usual Nine Against Hellickson

The Red Sox will take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of their short two-game series Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m. EST, with broadcasts on NESN, ESPN, and WEEI.

The Sox come into the game on a five-game winning streak that has them just two games shy of .500. They'll need to pick up their second straight sweep if they're to leave Tampa with an even record.

The Sox will have what is fast becoming their standard lineup on the field against Tampa Bay.

Boston Red Sox (17-19)

  1. Ryan Sweeney, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Cody Ross, RF
  8. Daniel Nava, LF
  9. Mike Aviles, SS

Tampa Bay Rays (23-14)
  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. B.J. Upton, CF
  3. Matt Joyce, LF
  4. Carlos Pena, 1B
  5. Luke Scott, DH
  6. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  7. Will Rhymes, 2B
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Elliot Johnson, SS

Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Tropicana Field

Clay Buchholz vs Jeremy Hellickson

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