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Rays v BoSox: Price looks for 2nd win, Escobar moved to 5th in order

Posted May 15, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated May 15, 2013 at 05:23 PM

ROGER MOONEY
ST. PETERSBURG The Rays will try to extend their season-high winning streak to seven games tonight during the second game of this three-game series with the Red Sox.

David Price hopes his allergies do not become a problem as he looks to win for just the second time this year.

Lefty Jon Lester is pitching for the Red Sox, which means Joe Maddon has just one left-handed batter in the lineup. That would be James Loney, who began the days as the major leagues leading hitter with a .381 average.

Maddon moved Yunel Escobar to fifth in the lineup, splitting Evan Longoria and Loney. Escobar is 8-for-26 lifetime against Lester, while Loney has never faced Lester.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX
Ellsbury CF
Victorino CF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS

Lester LHP (5-0, 2.73)

RAYS
Jennings CF
Johnson DH
Zobrist RF
Longoria 3B
Escobar SS
Loney 1B
Rodriguez LF
Molina C
Roberts 2B

Price LHP (1-3, 4.78)

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