John Lackey Expected to Increase Workload in Second Start of Spring Against Orioles


John Lackey Expected to Increase Workload in Second Start of Spring Against Orioles John Lackey will be on the mound for the second time this spring when he leads the Red Sox into a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at home.

The big right-hander got his feet wet in a two-inning effort against Atlanta last Wednesday. He surrendered four hits — one a solo homer — in that outing. Lackey figures to get three innings of work this time out, maybe four if he is efficient.

Lackey threw primarily fastballs in that start. He said he will try to vary his arsenal a bit more this time out, but will continue to pump in four-seamers in an effort to build up his arm strength.

Dan Wheeler, Randy Williams and Kyle Weiland are among those scheduled to appear in relief.

Boston is 3-5 (with one tie) on the Grapefruit League slate after a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie on Sunday.

When and where

Orioles vs. Red Sox
1:05 p.m.
City of Palms Park, Fort Myers, Fla.

Pitching matchup

RHP Chris Tillman (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. RHP John Lackey (0-0, 4.50)

Lackey is 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA against the Orioles in his career in the regular season. Tillman gave up four runs in 1 1/3 inning in his only appearance against Boston.


Orioles Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Marco Scutaro, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Drew Sutton, 1B

Orioles lineup will be posted prior to first pitch.

Did you know?

Outfielder Ryan Kalish was the winner of the "Dancing with the New Stars" event Saturday night, defending his crown from 2010. The event, which raises money for The Red Sox Foundation, has veterans judge some of the younger players in camp on their dance moves. Kalish beat out challengers Ryan Lavarnway, Jason Rice and Luis Exposito.

Among those on the judge's panel were Tim Wakefield, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis.

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