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Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Sox Head To Bradenton For Faceoff With Pirates

The Red Sox are back on the road Wednesday afternoon, heading to the Pirates' home for their last Grapefruit League game against the beleaguered franchise. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST, but neither team is offering a radio or television broadcast.

Coming off a pair of poor pitching performances, the Red Sox will turn to opening day starter Jon Lester to provide some solid innings. It's been a tough spring so far for Boston's lefty ace, as he's never truly looked settled on the mound. Still, the results haven't been too bad, and one strong outing can make it seem like he was never struggling in the least.

The Pirates will respond with Kevin Correia. The former Padre has yet to allow a run in nine innings of work this spring, despite walking four batters to just three strikeouts.

Boston Red Sox (9-6)

  1. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS
  3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  6. Ryan Lavarnway, DH
  7. Josh Kroeger, RF
  8. Jason Repko, CF
  9. Alex Hassan, LF

Pittsburgh Pirates (6-10)

  1. Jose Tabata, RF
  2. Josh Harrison, SS
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Casey McGehee, 1B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Matt Hague, 3B
  7. Yamaico Navarro, LF
  8. Michael McKenry, C
  9. Kevin Correia, P