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Red Sox vs. Padres lineups: Travis Shaw makes his return, Yoan Moncada sits out

After seven straight strikeouts, John Farrell could hardly stick with his plan.

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The Red Sox have David Price on the mound for their final out-of-division game of the regular season Wednesday night in San Diego.


Dustin Pedroia, 2B Jon Jay, RF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Luis Sardinas, SS
Mookie Betts, RF Wil Myers, 1B
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Yangervis Solarte, 3B
Sandy Leon, C Alex Dickerson, LF
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Derek Norris, C
Chris Young, LF Ryan Schimpf, 2B
Travis Shaw, 3B Travis Jankowski, CF
David Price, P Jarred Cosart, P

Yes, it's all Jays, Rays, O's and Yankees after tonight. And only three of those games come against the team that's actually particularly easy in the Rays. The Red Sox have done a remarkable job of wasting their opportunities to pad their record against weaker opponents with split series against the likes of the Twins and Angels and White Sox. They can't really afford to not at least take two from this set against the Padres.

Unfortunately, in order to do that, they'll have to hit a pitcher who has an ERA of 5.14 and a walk rate that's barely removed from his strikeout rate. You might think that's all good news, but given the evidence provided by Edwin Jackson on Monday, there's no type of pitcher better suited to shut down the Sox.

David Ortiz remains out of the starting lineup so long as he's required to take the field, but Travis Shaw finds his way back in as John Farrell has reversed course on his announced intention to start Yoan Moncada in all three games of this series following his seven straight strikeouts. Someday Moncada will be ready to take over the position, but predictably enough, it does not seem as though that day was today. Or yesterday. Or probably any day in 2016.

First pitch is at 9:10 p.m. ET with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.