After losing three-of-four to the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox will close out their 10-game homestand starting tonight in the first game of a three-game with the Texas Rangers at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rangers television market, you can catch the game on FOX Sports Southwest. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Aaron Cook looks snap his four-start losing streak in his ninth start of 2012. In his previous eight starts, Cook is 2-5 with a 5.24 ERA. Tonight marks his first career start against the Rangers.
Yu Darvish makes his 21st start of 2012 for the Rangers tonight. In his previous 20 starts, Darvish is 11-7 with a 4.38 ERA. Tonight marks his first career start against the local nine and at Fenway Park.
Click on the read more button below to see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day if you're on the home page.
Here are today's lineups:63-44 54-55 1. Ian Kinsler
2B 1. Jacoby Ellsbury
CF 2. Michael Young
SS 2. Carl Crawford
LF 3. Josh Hamilton
CF 3. Dustin Pedroia
2B 4. Adrian Beltre
3B 4. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 5. Nelson Cruz
RF 5. Cody Ross
DH 6. David Murphy
LF 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 7. Mike Napoli
C 7. Will Middlebrooks
3B 8. Geovany Soto
DH 8. Ryan Kalish
RF 9. Mitch Moreland
1B 9. Mike Aviles
SS Yu Darvish
SP Aaron Cook
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Feeling the Sox frustration [csn new england]
Firing Bobby Valentine won't fix the Red Sox [extra bases]
Big picture remains out of focus for Red Sox [tony massarotti - boston globe]
Red Sox Look to Cool Down Ian Kinsler As They Host Rangers for Three-Game Set [nesn.com]
Napoli on Lavarnway: 'He's going to have to be the one to show people that he can do it' [projo sox blog]
Cook looks to get on track against Rangers [redsox.com]
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