Found June 09, 2013 on Sox and Dawgs:
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Monday, June 10  @ 7:10 PM John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 2.79) vs Alex Cobb, RHP (6-2, 2.39) TV: NESN, ESPN, Watch ESPN, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:10 PM Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 3.60) vs Roberto Hernandez, RHP (3-6, 5.03) TV: NESN, MLB Network, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:10 PM TBA vs Chris Archer, RHP (1-1, 4.91) TV: NESN, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

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