Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/17/14
After a day off on Monday and before they head to the left coast for what seems like an eternity, the Boston Red Sox will host the San Diego Padres in a three-game interleague set beginning tonight at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Padres television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports San Diego. 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 slab for the 14th time in 2013. In his previous 13 starts, Lackey is 5-5 with a 2.99 ERA. His lone career start against the Padres came in 2011 at Fenway Park where he took the loss after allowing five runs in 3.1 innings of work. Rookie Robbie Erlin makes his third start (fifth appearance) of the season for the Padres. In his previous four appearances (two starts), Erlin is 1-0 with a 3.60. Needless to say, this marks his first start against the Red Sox and at the Fens. 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. 40-43 50-34 1. Logan Forsythe 2B 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 2. Chris Denorfia RF 2. Shane Victorino RF 3. Carlos Quentin DH 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. Chase Headley 3B 4. David Ortiz DH 5. Kyle Blanks LF 5. Mike Napoli 1B 6. Jesus Guzman 1B 6. Jonny Gomes LF 7. Nick Hundley C 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 8. Alexi Amarista CF 8. Brandon Snyder 3B 9. Pedro Ciriaco SS 9. Jose Iglesias SS Robbie Erlin SP John Lackey 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 Middlebrooks diary: Dealing with demotion [will middlebrooks - espn boston] Iglesias can taste the difference this season [csn new england] The Show's most disappointing Red Sox players [csn new england] Four concerns facing the first-place Red Sox [csn new england] Napoli on catching: 'I don't miss it one bit' [csn new england] Neumeier jumps into The Show's Papelbon debate [csn new england] Victorino's defense paying dividends [espn boston] Quick primer on sabermetrics [espn boston] Andrew Miller has been reliable option for Boston Red Sox [espn boston] Ask Nick: Is Middlebrooks trade bait? [extra bases] Red Sox active in international market [extra bases] Pedroia is AL's ultimate winner [foxsports.com] Ben Cherington: Red Sox ‘[keeping] an eye out’ in third base, bullpen markets [full count] Red Sox-Padres series preview [full count] Beyond the transaction lines: The human dimension of the trade deadline [gabe kapler - weei.com] A Series Matter: Red Sox-Padres and Staying Classy [projo sox blog] Lackey looks to continue solid run against Padres [redsox.com] 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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