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Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Red Sox Close Out April Against Tampa Bay

The Red Sox are ready to close the books on March as they head to Port Charlotte to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST, with WEEI providing the radio broadcast and the MLB Network carrying the Rays' television broadcast.

Unfortunately for viewers of today's game, Bobby Valentine has opted to give the starters a rest against for Saturday, with Kelly Shoppach and Franklin Morales the closest we'll get to any significant players for today. Ross Ohlendorf will get the start on the mound.

The Rays, on the other hand, aren't taking the day off by any stretch of the imagination. Featuring a full lineup and Wade Davis on the mound, Tampa Bay should pose quite the challenge to the Boston B-team.

Boston Red Sox (13-11)

  1. Pedro Ciriaco, SS
  2. Nate Spears, 2B
  3. Darnell McDonald, LF
  4. Mauro Gomez, 1B
  5. Kelly Shoppach, C
  6. Jason Repko, CF
  7. Dan Butler, DH
  8. Daniel Nava, RF
  9. Jonathan Hee, 3B

Tampa Bay Rays (8-16)

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF
  2. Luke Scott, DH
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Carlos Pena, 1B
  6. Matt Joyce, LF
  7. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
  8. Jose Lobaton, C
  9. Sean Rodriguez, SS
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