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Red Sox at Yankees Lineups: J.D. Martinez returns

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MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Boston Red Sox Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox snapped their losing streak on Thursday, but they are still looking to get back in the win column since that game ended in a tie. They’ll travel to take on the Yankees and something close to their rivals’ Opening Day lineup on that quest. For the Red Sox, the good news here is that J.D. Martinez is back. He was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup with tightness in his back, but after playing in a minor-league game on Thursday he was deemed ready to go. He’ll also be in right field, which indicates the Red Sox really aren’t worried if they’ll have him run around a bit in the outfield. Elsewhere, Blake Swihart starts behind the plate with Sandy León at DH, and Rafael Devers looks to stay hot at third base. The normal starters get a day off with Hector Velázquez making the start.

Here are the full lineups:

Red Sox at Twins, 3/22

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Andrew Benintendi, LF Max Kepler, RF
2 Eduardo Núñez, 2B Jorge Polanco, SS
3 Rafael Devers, 3B Nelson Cruz, DH
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Eddie Rosario, LF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS C.J. Cron, 1B
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Marwin Gonzalez, 3B
7 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
8 Christian Vázquez, C Jason Castro, C
9 Gorkys Hernández, RF Byron Buxton, CF
SP Dan Runzler, LHP Kyle Gibson, RHP

Today’s game can be caught both locally and nationally. At home, those in the Boston market will be able to catch the game on FOX25 while New England residents outside Boston can see it on NESN. Nationally, MLB Network will have the live broadcast and it of course can be seen on MLB.TV. Additionally, it will be on 850 AM WEEI for the radio broadcast. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM ET.