Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/3/13
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8 a.m. ET: Monday’s series opener between the Red Sox and Tigers was not what you would expect from the two highest-scoring teams in baseball. Both starters took shutouts into the seventh inning, with Detroit’s Doug Fister emerging victorious in a 3-0 Tigers win. Don’t be shocked if you see more of the same on Tuesday. The second matchup in a three-game series between the two clubs pits Jon Lester (12-8, 3.99 ERA) against Max Scherzer, the Cy Young front-runner in the American League. Scherzer has been downright filthy this season, boasting a 19-1 record with a 2.90 ERA that ranks fourth among AL starters. He was roughed up in his last outing, allowing six runs on eight hits in five innings against Oakland, but a late Tigers rally took him off the hook for the loss. Lester has rebounded nicely since his brutal May and June, allowing two earned runs or fewer in six of his last eight starts. He came out on the losing end in his last outing, though, a 3-2 defeat against Baltimore last week. First pitch from Fenway Park is scheduled for 7:10 p.m., but keep it tuned to NESN.com throughout today for the starting lineups and a whole lot more. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Live Blog, Zack Cox
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