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Red Sox at Orioles Lineups: On the road again

The Red Sox head out to Sarasota for Friday’s game.

MLB: Spring Training-Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

After a couple of games back home at JetBlue Park, the Red Sox head back on the road and look to get back into the swing of things up in Sarasota, particularly on the pitching side. Starting Friday’s game for Boston is going to be the left-handed Darwinzon Hernández, one of the top prospects in the organization. Although most project him to eventually end up in a major-league bullpen, the Red Sox are keeping the southpaw developed as a starter for now. He’s had a solid start to his spring, too, striking out six over four scoreless innings in two Grapefruit League appearances. He also struck out three in two scoreless innings against Northeastern to kick off the spring.

As for the offense, it’s a mixed bag of regulars and backups. Andrew Benintendi will be in there to lead off, and he’ll be followed by Eduardo Núñez and Brock Holt, who get the start at third and second base, respectively. Christian Vázquez gets the start behind the plate while Sandy León slots in as the DH.

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

Friday’s game can be caught live on MLB Network or on MLB.TV if you have a subscription. Unfortunately, there is no local broadcast on NESN and it doesn’t appear MLB Network will replay the game later in the day. It can also be heard on 850 AM WEEI. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM ET.