Jason Varitek is batting ninth in the first lineup of the season for the Red Sox as the opener is slated for 4:05 p.m. at Fenway Park. Josh Beckett is opposing Tampa Bay's James Shields in a rematch of the 2008 American League Championship Series. The Red Sox lineup is as follows: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Kevin Youkilis 1B, J.D. Drew RF, Jason Bay LF, Mike Lowell 3B, Jed Lowrie SS and Jason Varitek C. Tampa Bay counters with Akinori Iwamura 2B, Carl Crawford LF, Evan Longoria 3B, Carlos Pena 1B, Pat Burrell DH, Matt Joyce CF, Dioner Navarro C, Gabe Gross RF, Jason Bartlett SS. Be sure to check the WEEI Virtual Press Box at Full Count  for a live blog update of today's opener.