Familiar foe for Maholm


BRADENTON, Fla. — If it’s the Red Sox in the opposing team’s dugout, it must also be Paul Maholm on the mound for the Pirates.

Maholm has made four starts this spring, two against the BoSox and two against the Yankees. Boston comes to McKechnie Field this afternoon, and Maholm will make his fifth start.

The Red Sox will use a designated hitter today. The Pirates will play by National League rules and let Maholm take some hacks.

Lineups for today’s game:

Red Sox – 1. Jacoby Ellsbury lf, 2. Mike Cameron cf, 3. Victor Martinez c, 4. Mike Lowell 1b, 5. Jeremy Hermida dh, 6. Bill Hall ss, 7. Tug Hulett 2b, 8. Josh Reddick rf, 9. Jorge Jimenez 3b. Josh Beckett p

Pirates – 1. Aki Iwamura 2b, 2. Ronny Cedeno ss, 3. Lastings Milledge lf, 4, Garrett Jones rf, 5. Bobby Crosby 1b, 6. Ramon Vazquez 3b, 7. John Raynor cf, 8. Jason Jaramillo c, 9. Maholm p