Starting lineups: Nats vs. Red Sox in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hello from JetBlue Park, aka "Fenway South," spring training home of the Red Sox. This is my first time here, and I believe that means I've now hit for the Grapefruit League ballpark cycle. (Not sure if that's something I should be proud of or embarrassed by.)

Anyways, the Nationals are here for their final Florida game of the spring, the first of three straight games they're playing the Red Sox, with tomorrow's exhibition at Nationals Park and Saturday's exhibition in Annapolis still to come.

Because they're flying home tonight, the Nats brought the entire squad here. But not everybody will play. Daniel Murphy is back in the lineup after missing a couple of days with an illness, but Jayson Werth (toe) and Anthony Rendon (calf) are still ailing from hitting foul balls off themselves and are not starting today.

Joe Ross gets the ball, and this lines him up to be the No. 5 starter (though he'd actually start the sixth game of the season, with Stephen Strasburg making his second start first because of Tuesday's off-day). The young righty faces a good test against this potent Boston lineup ...

Where: JetBlue Park, Fort Myers
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: (Red Sox broadcast), XM 176
Weather: Sunny, 84 degrees, wind 11 mph out to left field

SS Trea Turner
2B Daniel Murphy
RF Bryce Harper
LF Michael A. Taylor
1B Adam Lind
CF Adam Eaton
C Matt Wieters
3B Stephen Drew
RHP Joe Ross

2B Dustin Pedroia
LF Andrew Benintendi
RF Mookie Betts
DH Hanley Ramirez
3B Pablo Sandoval
SS Xander Bogaerts
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
C Christian Vázquez
1B Brock Holt

RHP Kyle Kendrick

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