Hanley Ramirez Out, David Price On Mound For Red Sox’s First-Half Finale

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BOSTON — David Price and the Red Sox are looking to enter the 2016 All-Star break on a high note.

The Sox, who have won five of their last six games, will send their left-handed ace to the mound Sunday at Fenway Park as they wrap up their three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. It’s Boston’s final game before the break, as the club won’t play again until next Friday.

Hanley Ramirez will sit out for the second consecutive game after he fouled a ball off his leg in Friday’s win over Tampa. Left fielder Brock Holt (sprained ankle) also is unavailable, as the Red Sox’s lineup remains unchanged from Saturday’s 4-1 victory.

Price will seek to get back on track after losing his last two starts and allowing three earned runs or more in his last three outings. The Rays put up four runs over 6 1/3 innings against the left-hander back on June 29.

Tampa will counter with right-hander Jake Odorizzi, who was touched for seven earned runs in his last appearance.

Here are the full lineups for both clubs.

RED SOX (48-38)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Aaron Hill, 3B
Travis Shaw, 1B
Bryce Brentz, LF
Sandy Leon, C

David Price, LHP (8-6, 4.64 ERA)

RAYS (34-53)
Logan Forsythe, 2B
Brad Miller, SS
Evan Longoria, 3B
Brandon Guyer, CF
Logan Morrison, 1B
Curt Casali, C
Corey Dickerson, DH
Nick Franklin, LF
Oswaldo Arcia, RF

Jake Odorizzi, RHP (3-4, 4.33 ERA)

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