Thursday April 21, 2011 | 06:13 PM

The Red Sox lineup is in (thanks to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net), and the "back-up" catcher, Jason Varitek, is starting again:

J.D. Drew RF; Dustin Pedroia 2B; Adrian Gonzalez 1B; Kevin Youkilis 3B; David Ortiz DH; Jed Lowrie SS; Carl Crawford LF; Jason Varitek C; Jacoby Ellsbury CF. (Josh Beckett P)

Here at Hadlock Field, Portland leads 2-0 after the first inning. Ryan Lavarnway walked with bases loaded. Tim federowicz scored on a wild pitch.

Portland starter Brock Huntzinger allowed a lead-off double and then induced three fly outs.


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