Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 5/4/13
After being shutout last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (TX). First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN Plus. If you live in the Rangers television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Southwest. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network. John Lackey toes the rubber for just the third time in 2013. In his previous two starts, Lackey is 1-1 with a 2.61 ERA. He last faced the Rangers in 2011 when he went 1-2 with an 11.15 ERA. He's made 36 career starts against the Rangers and is 12-14 with a 6.16 ERA. The Abliene, TX native has made 16 starts in Arlington and is 7-6 with a 6.68 ERA. Alexi Ogando steps to the hill for his seventh start of 2013. In his previous six starts, Ogando is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA. He made three appearances against the Red Sox in 2012 and was 1-0 with 0.00 ERA. He's made eight appearances (one start) against the Red Sox in his career and is 1-2 with a 5.11 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. 20-9 18-11 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Ian Kinsler 2B 2. Shane Victorino RF 2. Elvis Andrus SS 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Lance Berkman DH 4. David Ortiz DH 4. Adrian Beltre 3B 5. Mike Napoli 1B 5. A.J. Pierzynski C 6. Daniel Nava LF 6. Nelson Cruz RF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. Mitch Moreland 1B 8. Will Middlebrooks 3B 8. Craig Gentry CF 9. Stephen Drew SS 9. Leonys Martin LF John Lackey SP Alexi Ogando 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. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click Late development: Bailey's biceps still sore [clubhouse insider] Can Sox keep up their fast start? [csn new england] Bailey unavailable due to soreness [csn new england] Pre-game notes: Breslow close to returning [csn new england] Carp's bat is big off the bench [csn new england] Doubront way off his game, but why? [espn boston] Lackey, Sox hope to cool off Rangers offense [espn boston] Bailey (biceps) still unavailable [espn boston] David Ortiz and the hitting streak of 10 months [extra bases] Breslow rehab update: perfect inning today [extra bases] Andrew Bailey not cleared to pitch [extra bases] Rangers may have been interested, but David Ortiz was locked into Red Sox [full count] Craig Breslow throws a perfect inning for Pawtucket [full count] Red Sox notes: No plans to skip Felix Doubront, Andrew Bailey remains out, Craig Breslow’s return TBD [full count] Adrian Beltre, Will Middlebrooks Can Turn to Each Other as Source of Inspiration During Weekend Series [nesn.com] John Farrell Has Higher Approval Rating Than George Washington, Santa Claus, Mother Teresa, According to Poll [nesn.com] Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci Also Thinks Clay Buchholz Used Substance on Forearm [nesn.com] Top prospect Brentz working with Dwight Evans [projo sox blog] Butterfield frustrated by Friday loss [projo sox blog] Bailey unavailable Saturday night [projo sox blog] Breslow nearing return, Wilson likely odd man out [projo sox blog] Red Sox prepping for Darvish [projo sox blog] Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. photo credits: getty images, getty images
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL players wrote Roger Goodell seeking support for political activism

On the similarities between Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant

Tickets for 49ers-Rams game at Levi's going for $14

Sixers still open to trading Jahlil Okafor

Aaron Rodgers has funny quote on never beating the Bengals

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raul Mondesi sentenced to prison for corruption as mayor in Dominican Republic

WATCH: Youth football coaches engage in ugly brawl

Richard Sherman critical of NFL injury report: It is for gamblers

Adidas hooked Giannis Antetokounmpo up with an entire truck full of sneakers

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors suggest he’s headed to the Rockets soon

John Farrell may use David Price as temporary closer

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker