Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/28/13
8 a.m. ET: Tyler Cloyd had no hope of stopping the Red Sox offense Monday night, as Boston chased the Phillies starter after just 2 1/3 innings en route to a 9-3 win. Putting up those kind of numbers against Cliff Lee should be a much more daunting task. Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA), who gets the start for Philadelphia on Tuesday at Fenway Park, appears to finally be pitching like, well, Cliff Lee after a frustrating and injury-plagued 2012 campaign. The 2008 AL Cy Young winner has allowed just two runs over his last three outings (23 innings total), including a complete-game shutout last time out against Miami, his first since Sept. 2011. Tuesday will be grizzled veterans night at the ballpark, as Lee’s opposition will be Ryan Dempster, who looks to rebound after three consecutive underwhelming starts. The two have a combined 26 years of major league experience under their belts. Dempster (2-5, 4.69 ERA) has lost his last three decisions dating back to May 7, with the most recent coming in a 12-3 whitewashing at the hands of the Indians last Thursday. First pitch from Fenway is scheduled for 7:10 p.m., with coverage beginning on NESN at 6 p.m., but be sure to check back throughout the day for the starting lineups and everything else you need to know heading into this interleague tilt.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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