Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 8/23/12

After falling 7-3 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept tonight in the finale of a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Angels television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports West. And if you don't live in either market you're in luck as the MLB Network will have coverage of the game (not in Red Sox or Angels television markets). If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Franklin Morales looks to rebound from a poor start his last time out in his ninth start (37th apperance) of 2012. In his previous 36 appearances (eight starts), Morales is 3-4 with a 3.67 ERA. As a starter this season, he is 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA. His lone career appearance against the Angels came as a member of the Colorado Rockies in 2010 when he allowed two runs in 1.1 innings of work.

C.J. Wilson will try to help his team get the brooms out in his 27th start of 2012. In his previous 26 starts, Wilson is 9-9 with a 3.62 ERA. He made two starts against the Red Sox in 2011 as a member of the Texas Rangers in which he was 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP). He's had great success against the Red Sox in his career as he is 4-1 with a 1.43 ERA in 17 appearances (five starts). Eight of those appearances (two starts) have come at the Fens where he is 2-1 with a 1.65 ERA.

Click on the read more button below to see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the day if you're on the home page.

Here are today's lineups:

64-60 59-65 1. Mike Trout
CF 1. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 2. Torii Hunter
RF 2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3. Howard Kendrick 2B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. Mark Trumbo 1B 4. Adrian Gonzalez
DH 5. Alberto Callaspo
3B 5. Cody Ross
RF 6. Kendrys Morales
DH 6. Ryan Lavarnway C 7. Erick Aybar SS 7. Mauro Gomez
1B 8. Vernon Wells
LF 8. Mike Aviles
SS 9. Chris Iannetta
C 9. Scott Podsednik LF C.J. Wilson
SP Franklin Morales
SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:

NOTES: 

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Lucchino: ‘No way of knowing’ if McClure was source for Yahoo! story [clubhouse insider]

Lucchino: ‘Unnecessary’ to focus on player turnout at Pesky funeral [clubhouse insider]

Wright settling in after 'crazy' deadline deal [csn new england]

Reality is it can get worse from here [csn new england]

Lucchino defends no-shows to Pesky funeral [espn boston]

Beckett on trade waivers and what that means [extra bases]

Larry Lucchino on D&C: ‘No way of knowing’ who the leak was [full count]

Jacoby Ellsbury, Slumping Red Sox Look to Break Through Against C.J. Wilson, Angels [nesn.com]

Revolving door of pitching coaches not helping Red Sox [projo sox blog]

Red Sox turn to Morales for finale against Angels [redsox.com]

Don't let Pedroia go the way of Nomar [touching all the bases]

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