Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz Among Red Sox Regulars Making Trip to Face Joe Blanton, Phillies


The Red Sox will have a national TV audience on Monday afternoon when they head to Clearwater to face the Phillies, and they'll be doing so with a good chunk of their regulars.

All-Stars Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz are both in the Boston starting lineup to square off with Philly right-hander Joe Blanton.

Pedroia is a .263 (5-for-22) lifetime hitter against Blanton, while Ortiz hits Blanton at a .308 (8-for-26) clip with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

Jose Iglesias will start at shortstop for the Red Sox. He's running out of opportunities to show what he can do at the plate, and he'll enter this contest hitting .174, with just one hit in his last 13 at-bats.

Here's how they'll start in Clearwater.

Nick Punto, 3B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Cody Ross, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Ryan Sweeney, RF
Jose Iglesias, SS
Jason Repko, CF
Lars Anderson, 1B

Jimmy Rollins, SS
Placido Polanco, 3B
Shane Victorino, CF
Ty Wigginton, 1B
John Mayberry, LF
Carlos Ruiz, C
Luis Montanez, RF
Freddy Galvis, 2B
Joe Blanton, P

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