Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 5/10/13
After losing three-of-four to the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track tonight in the first game of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESNplus. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network. Jon Lester looks to keep his record perfect in his eighth start of 2013. In his previous seven starts, Lester is 4-0 with a 3.30 ERA.  He's made two starts against the Jays in 2013 and is 1-0 with a 3.46 (5 ER/13 IP). He's made 24 career starts against the visiting nine and is 12-7 with a 3.82 ERA. The crafty well-traveled veteran Ramon Ortiz makes his first start (second appearance) of 2013 for the Jays. In his only appearance, he allowed two runs in 3.1 IP. He last faced the Red Sox in 2004 as a member of the Angels when he made four appearances and was 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (6 ER/9.1 IP). He's made 12 career appearances (eight starts) against the local nine and is 3-3 with a 4.67 ERA. Six of those appearances (five starts) have come at the Fens where he is 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA. To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page. 13-23 21-14 1. Rajai Davis DH 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 2. Melky Cabrera LF 2. Shane Victorino RF 3. Jose Bautista RF 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. Edwin Encarnacion 1B 4. David Ortiz DH 5. J.P. Arencibia C 5. Mike Napoli 1B 6. Mark DeRosa 2B 6. Daniel Nava LF 7. Brett Lawrie 3B 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 8. Colby Rasmus CF 8. Will Middlebrooks 3B 9. Maicer Izturis SS 9. Stephen Drew SS Ramon Ortiz SP Jon Lester SP And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers. More links will be added if/when they become available so please check back often. Sox skid won't last long like this [csn new england] 'State of the Nation' on Hanrahan, Bailey [espn boston] Boston Red Sox get Yanked down a notch in AL East [espn boston] Sox turn to Lester to snap skip tonight vs. Jays [espn boston] Ask Nick: Pitching issues crop up [extra bases] Curt Schilling on M&M: ‘As a player, this is our fault’ that players like David Ortiz face PED questions [full count] A Series Matter: Red Sox-Blue Jays and Titles [projo sox blog] Baseball America projects the Red Sox to draft high-school outfielder Clint Frazier [projo sox blog] Lester looks to lift Red Sox against ailing Blue Jays [redsox.com] Nava's mom always supportive of unpredictable career [redsox.com] Werner: Shaughnessy had the right, but was it right? [redsox.com] Will they hit enough? Making sense of Red Sox' lineup slump [alex speier - weei.com] Believing in Clay Buchholz's fast start [touching all the bases] Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. photo credits: getty images, getty images
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