BOSTON — The Red Sox are back at the friendly confines of Fenway Park.
After starting the season on a week-long road trip, the Red Sox return home Monday to face the American League East rival Baltimore Orioles in their 2016 home opener. Boston will send its ace to the mound, as left-hander David Price will make his first start at Fenway on six days’ rest after being pushed back one day because of Thursday’s rainout.
Price earned a win in his first Red Sox start, striking out 10 Cleveland Indians batters in six innings while allowing two runs in Boston’s 6-2 Opening Day victory.
The Red Sox will field a lineup identical to the one they started on Opening Day, with Brock Holt back in the lineup, batting seventh and playing left field, and Travis Shaw starting at third base and batting sixth. Blake Swihart will do the catching for Price and bat eighth.
Yovani Gallardo will start for the Orioles, who are Major League Baseball’s only remaining undefeated team at 5-0.
Here are the lineups for both clubs.
RED SOX (3-2)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Blake Swihart, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
David Price, LHP (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
Joey Rickard, CF
Manny Machado, 3B
Chris Davis, 1B
Mark Trumbo, LF
Matt Wieters, DH
J.J. Hardy, SS
Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Nolan Reimold, RF
Caleb Joseph, C
Yovani Gallardo, RHP (1-0, 1.80 ERA)
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at JetBlue Park.