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Game 144 Lineups and Notes: With Holt Still Out, Betts to Lead Off

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With Brock Holt still on the shelf, Mookie Betts will hit leadoff for third straight game as the Red Sox welcome the Orioles to Fenway on Monday. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Despite their loss on Sunday, the Red Sox were able to take two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, and now welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Fenway for three games. With Brock Holt still out of the lineup, Mookie Betts hits leadoff while David Ross will do the catching for Joe Kelly, looking for the his second straight win after notching his first victory in a Sox uniform his last time out. Here’s a look at the rest of the lineups for tonight’s contest:

ORIOLES (83-59)

1. Nick Markakis (RF)
2. Alejandro De Aza (LF)
3. Adam Jones (CF)
4. Nelson Cruz (DH)
5. Chris Davis (3B)
6. Steve Pearce (1B)
7. Caleb Joseph (C)
8. Ryan Flaherty (SS)
9. Jonathan Schoop (2B)
SP: Miguel Gonzalez (RHP) (8-7, 3.38 ERA)

RED SOX (63-80)

1. Mookie Betts (CF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Yoenis Cespedes (LF)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Daniel Nava (RF)
7. Xander Bogaerts (SS)
8. Will Middlebrooks (3B)
9. David Ross (C)
SP: Joe Kelly (RHP) (3-3, 4.13 ERA)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox’ 21-year-old rookies Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts have both played every inning of the team’s last 8 games beginning on 8/31...In that time these two have combined to hit .379 (25-for-66) with 12 runs, 10 XBH (7 2B, 3B, 2 HR), and 9 RBI...Today the Red Sox’ 2015 schedule was announced...Boston opens the regular season on 4/6 at PHI; it will be the club’s 1st opener in Philly since 1954, the last year the city had an AL franchise, the Athletics…Five Sox affiliates (Triple-A Pawtucket, Double-A Portland, High-A Salem, Rookie-level Gulf Coast & Dominican Summer Leagues) made the playoffs this year...It is the Red Sox’ most minor league teams in the playoffs since 1959, when 5 of the club’s 6 affiliates did it: Triple-A Minnesota, Class-A Allentown, Class-B Raleigh, Class-D Corning, Class-D Alpine...The Sox’ only non-playoff affiliate in 1959, Class-D Waterloo, led the Midwest League, but no playoffs were held.

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