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Red Sox unveil pitching lineup for first games

The Red Sox have announced their pitching plans for the start of the spring training schedule, which begins Saturday:

Saturday vs. Rays: John Lackey (two innings or 35 pitches) followed by Drake Britton, Pedro Beato, Anthony Carter, Jose De La Torre, Oscar Villareal, Alex Wilson and Steven Wright.

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Sunday at Cardinals: Jon Lester (two innings or 35 pitches) followed by Rubby De La Rosa, Junichi Tazawa, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara.

Monday at Blue Jays: Steven Wright followed by Allan Webster, Terry Doyle, Jose De La Torre, Pedro Beato, Chris Carpenter and Anthony Carter.

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Monday at Rays: Alfredo Aceves (two innings or 35 pitches) followed by Chris Hernandez (two innings or 35 pitches) and Daniel Bard, Clayton Mortensen, Oscar Villareal and Alex Wilson.

If you extrapolate the schedule out to Opening Day, Lester would be in line to start against the Yankees.

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