Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dustin Pedroia, getting the green light after a Thursday check-up on his aching knee, is back in the Red Sox lineup tonight.
Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 2.45 ERA) makes his third start for the Sea Dogs tonight. Blake Maxwell, who has been bounced back and forth from Portland to Pawtucket, is back in the Hadlock bullpen.
Here are tonight's lineups:
BOSTON: Ellsbury CF, Pedroia 2B, Gonzalez 1B, Youkilis 3B, Ortiz DH, Lowrie SS, Crawford LF, Cameron RF, Saltalamacchia C (Buchholz P)
PORTLAND: Hazelbaker CF, Hee SS, Chiang RF, Federowicz C, Middlebrooks DH, Padron 1B, Tejeda 2B, Dening LF, Vazquez 3B (Balcom-Miller P).
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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