Red Sox Vs. Athletics Lineup: David Price Starts First Game Of Road Trip

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price

Photo via Aug 17, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) pitches during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

It feels as though the Boston Red Sox just returned from a long stretch of games away from Fenway Park, but they’re already back on the road again.

The Red Sox are in Oakland on Friday for a three-game series against the Athletics that kicks off a stretch of nine road games in 10 days. And David Price will get the ball rolling for the Red Sox. The left-hander will look to continue his winning ways as he’s 4-1 with a 2.93 ERA in August and coming off a solid win over the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 27, during which he allowed just two runs and struck out seven over six frames.

On the other side of the ball, Travis Shaw is back in Boston’s lineup and batting sixth against A’s right-hander Andrew Triggs. Brock Holt will start in left field and bat behind Shaw in the No. 7 hole.

Here are the Red Sox’s and the A’s lineups for Friday’s series opener.

RED SOX (74-59)
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Mookie Betts, RF
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Travis Shaw, 3B
Brock Holt, LF
Sandy Leon, C
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

David Price, LHP (13-8, 3.97 ERA)

ATHLETICS (57-76)
Marcus Semien, SS
Jake Smolinski, CF
Danny Valencia, 1B
Khris Davis, LF
Billy Butler, DH
Stephen Vogt, C
Ryon Healy, 3B
Brett Eibner, RF
Chad Pinder, 2B

Andrew Triggs, RHP (1-1, 4.39 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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