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Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz sits, Shane Victorino moves up in order vs. Mariners

Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Fresh off their 4-2 win over Mariners ace Felix Hernandez Saturday night, the Red Sox will look to end their 10-game road trip in style as they take on Seattle Sunday afternoon. David Ortiz will get a day off following homering Saturday night and Hanley Ramirez will slide into the designated hitter spot. Brock Holt will get the start in left field. After not starting Saturday, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino are back Sunday against Mariners left-hander James Paxton. Victorino slides up to the No. 2 spot in the order, as Dustin Pedroia moves back to hitting third with Ortiz getting the day off. No one in the Red Sox' lineup has faced Paxton before. Blake Swihart will catch knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is making his first start of the season, starting in place of Justin Masterson, who was placed on the disabled list last Thursday. For a complete look at the matchups, click here. Here's the full Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Hanley Ramirez, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Pablo Sandoval, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS Brock Holt, LF Blake Swihart, C Steven Wright, RHP

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