Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/18/13
11:57 a.m.: While we await word on Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox did get a double dose of good news on Tuesday morning. Both Mike Napoli and Mike Carp are available. Napoli, who left Thursday’s game with illness, will start the first game, while Carp, who left Sunday’s game with hamstring tightness, could find himself in the second game. The complete lineups for Game 1 are below. Red Sox (42-29) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Stephen Drew, SS Alfredo Aceves, RHP (3-1, 5.58 ERA) Rays (36-33) Matt Joyce, LF Desmond Jennings, CF Ben Zobrist, 2B Evan Longoria, 3B James Loney, 1B Wil Myers, RF Luke Scott, DH Jose Molina, C Yunel Escobar, SS Chris Archer, RHP (1-2, 4.80 ERA) 11:30 a.m.: We’re getting closer to knowing Clay Buchholz’s fate. Buchholz was scheduled to throw at 11 a.m., and the Red Sox will soon determine whether or not he’ll be placed on the disabled list. Buchholz, of course, has been dealing with neck tightness, and he hasn’t pitched since June 8. If Buchholz feels good after throwing on Tuesday morning, he’ll throw a bullpen session, which would allow him to start on Saturday. If he’s placed on the disabled list, either Allen Webster or Rubby De La Rosa will be called up to make a spot start on either Friday or Saturday. 11:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox had the day off on Monday. They’ll have a long day of baseball on Tuesday, though. The Red Sox and Rays will play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game kicking off at 1:05 p.m. and the second game starting up at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday’s matinee is the make-up game for April 12′s postponed contest. This is the third doubleheader of the season for the Red Sox. They were swept in two games against the Royals on April 21, and they split a day-night twin bill against the Angels on June 8. Alfredo Aceves will take the ball for the first game on Tuesday. He was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to make the spot start, and he’s been added as the 26th player on the active roster for the doubleheader. (Teams are allowed to do such for doubleheaders these days.) Aceves was very shaky early on this season after beginning the year with the big league club. He’s been showing his value as a depth starter, though, turning in back-to-back wins during two separate stints with the Red Sox. Aceves went six innings and allowed just one run while picking up a victory against the Rays last Wednesday. Felix Doubront will get the start in Game 2, but the focus right now is on Game 1. Be sure to tune in on NESN, and keep it right here with the live blog.

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