After enjoying the day off on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox will finish up their six game, seven day homestand starting tonight when they welcome the Baltimore Orioles for the first of a three-game set at Historic Fenway Park
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Jon Lester becomes the first Red Sox pitcher to make six starts tonight. In his previous five starts, Lester is 1-2 with a 4.65 ERA. He made two starts against the Orioles in 2011 and was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (4 ER/14 IP). Lester has owned the Orioles in his career as he is 14-0 with a 2.36 ERA in 18 starts.
Wei-Yin Chen, the first Taiwanese player in Orioles history, makes his fifth start of the 2012 season for Buck Showalter. In his previous four starts, Chen is 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA (6 ER/24.1 IP). He has not faced the Red Sox in his brief career.
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Here are today's lineups:16-9 11-13 1. Robert Andino
2B 1. Mike Aviles
SS 2. J.J. Hardy
SS 2. Will Middlebrooks
3B 3. Nick Markakis
RF 3. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 4. Adam Jones
CF 4. Dustin Pedroia
2B 5. Matt Wieters
DH 5. David Ortiz
DH 6. Wilson Betemit
LF 6. Cody Ross
RF 7. Chris Davis
1B 7. Darnell McDonald
LF 8. Mark Reynolds
3B 8. Marlon Byrd
CF 9. Ronny Paulino
C 9. Kelly Shoppach
C Wei-Yin Chen
SP Jon Lester
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
Notes: The Orioles have called up former Red Sox farmhand Luis Exposito.
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Red Sox villain Robert Andino: ‘Just how it was supposed to go down’ [Clubhouse Insider]
Bailey: Mariano Rivera ‘deserves to go out on his own terms’ [Clubhouse Insider]
Baltimore's Big Move [CSN New England]
Inside the Fenway Park 'sellout' streak [Extra Bases]
Nuggetpalooza: Red Sox, MLB notes and nuggets [Full Count]
Chips off the Sox block [Inside Track]
David Ortiz Remains Red-Hot in May After Posting Career-High Numbers for April [NESN.com]
Will the Orioles Finish This Season Above .500? [NESN.com]
Oil Can Boyd Goes Off on Expletive-Filled Rant, Insists Wade Boggs Is a Bigot [NESN.com]
Lester looks to continue dominance of O's [RedSox.com]
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