After sweeping the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox head to the south side of the Windy City tonight for the first of a four-game set with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the White Sox television market, you can catch the game on WGN. If you don't live in either market you're in luck as MLB Network will have coverage of the game outside of the Red Sox and White Sox television markets. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Felix Doubront looks to pick up his first win in his fourth start of the 2012 season. In his previous three starts, Doubront has no record with a 3.94 ERA (7 ER/16 IP). Tonight will mark his first ever appearance and start against the South Siders. He's never faced any teams from the AL Central in his career either.
After making MLB history by becoming the 21st pitcher to throw a perfect game in his last start, Philip Humber looks to continue that in his third start of 2012. In his previous two starts, Humber is 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA (1 ER/14.1 IP). Both of his career starts came against the Red Sox in 2011. In those two starts, he was 1-1 with a 5.84 ERA (8 ER/12.1 IP). His lone loss came at U.S. Cellular Field where he allowed four runs in 4.2 innings of work.
Click on the read more button below to see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the overnight and day if you're on the home page.
Here are today's lineups:7-10 10-8 1. Mike Aviles
SS 1. Alejandro De Aza
CF 2. Ryan Sweeney RF 2. Alexei Ramirez
SS 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Adam Dunn
DH 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 4. Paul Konerko 1B 5. David Ortiz
DH 5. A.J. Pierzynski C 6. Kevin Youkilis 3B 6. Alex Rios RF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. Dayan Viciedo
CF 8. Lars Anderson LF 8. Brent Morel
3B 9. Marlon Byrd CF 9. Gordon Beckham
2B Felix Doubront
SP Philip Humber
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Where has Clay Buchholz' changeup gone? [Boston Herald]
Can Humber stay perfect vs. Sox? [ESPN Boston]
What comes after perfection? [Extra Bases]
Injury Report: Breaking down Jacoby Ellsbury’s shoulder injury [Full Count]
Will Anyone Ever Throw Two Straight No-Hitters Again? [NESN.com]
A Series Matter: Red Sox-White Sox and Perfection [Projo Sox Blog]
Doubront idolized former Twins ace Santana -- the pitcher traded for Thursday opponent Humber [Projo Sox Blog]
Despite sweep of Minnesota, bullpen still shaky [Projo Sox Blog]
Doubront looks for better outcome vs. White Sox [RedSox.com]
PawSox Notebook: Melancon and Tazawa swap spots [SoxProspects.com]
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