In the last game before the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series this afternoon in the Trojan rubber game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Brandon Workman will make his first career big league start (second appearance) of 2013. In his only appearance this season, he allowed three earned runs in two innings of work. This will be his first start at the Al Davis Memorial Dump and against the A's.
One time member of the Red Sox and MLB All-Star Bartolo Colon makes his 19th start of 2013. In his previous 18 starts, Colon is 12-3 with a 2.69 ERA. He picked up the win against his former club back on April 23rd when he threw seven shutout innings. He's made 27 career appearances (26 starts) against th Red Sox and is 9-11 with a 3.82 ERA.
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1. Jacoby Ellsbury
1. Coco Crisp
2. Daniel Nava
2. John Jaso
3. Dustin Pedroia
3. Josh Donaldson
4. David Ortiz
4. Jed Lowrie
5. Jonny Gomes
5. Yoenis Cespedes
6. Mike Carp
6. Josh Reddick
7. Ryan Lavarnway
7. Brandon Moss
8. Brock Holt
8. Seth Smith
9. Jose Iglesias
9. Eric Sogard
NOTES: Drake Britton has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox have optioned Jackie Bradley Jr. to the PawSox.
Here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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