Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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. 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. 58-38 55-39 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Coco Crisp CF 2. Daniel Nava RF 2. John Jaso C 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Josh Donaldson 3B 4. David Ortiz DH 4. Jed Lowrie SS 5. Jonny Gomes LF 5. Yoenis Cespedes LF 6. Mike Carp 1B 6. Josh Reddick CF 7. Ryan Lavarnway C 7. Brandon Moss 1B 8. Brock Holt 3B 8. Seth Smith DH 9. Jose Iglesias SS 9. Eric Sogard 2B Brandon Workman SP Bartolo Colon SP 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. 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 Futures Game good test for 3 Sox prospects [espn boston] Reliever Thornton happy to join first-place Sox [espn boston] Red Sox sign left-handers Emmanuel DeJesus, Jhonathan Diaz out of Venezuela [full count] Red Sox active in trade market, waiting for clarity [projo sox blog] Age discrepancy takes center stage between Sox-A's [redsox.com] Work-horse: Regardless of role, Red Sox know what they will get from Brandon Workman [alex speier - weei.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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