Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/18/14

After winning 5-2 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to continue to play spoiler in the second game of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.

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 Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Felix Doubront looks to keep his record above .500 in his 27th start of 2012. In his previous 26 starts, Doubront is 10-9 with a 5.11 ERA. He's made two starts against the Rays this season and is 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA (5 ER/10.2 IP). In his career, Doubront has made six appearances (three starts) against the Rays and is 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA. Five of those appearances (two starts) have come at the Trop where he is 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA.

Jeremy Hellickson looks to keep the Rays alive in the playoff race in his 28th start of the season. In his previous 27 starts, Hellickson is 8-10 with a 3.22 ERA. He's made four starts against the visiting nine this season and is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA. Hellickson has made nine career appearances (eight starts) against the Red Sox and is 3-2 with a 4.29 ERA.

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

Here are today's lineups:

67-81 78-69 1. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 1. Desmond Jennings
LF 2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 2. B.J. Upton
CF 3. Dustin Pedroia
2B 3. Ben Zobrist
SS 4. Cody Ross
RF 4. Evan Longoria
DH 5. James Loney
1B 5. Jeff Keppinger 1B 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 6. Ben Francisco
RF 7. Ryan Lavarnway
DH 7. Ryan Roberts 2B 8. Scott Podsednik LF 8. Chris Gimenez C 9. Jose Iglesias
SS 9. Sean Rodriguez
3B Felix Doubront
SP Jeremy Hellickson

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



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First pitch: Tazawa a revelation for Red Sox [csn new england]

Hits and misses for the 2012 Red Sox [extra bases]

Bogar to interview with Astros on Wednesday [extra bases]

Podcast: Conversation with Jim Kaat [extra bases]

Potential Red Sox draftees: Stanford RHP Mark Appel [full count]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Adjusts in Batter's Box, Behind Plate to Keep Up With Rigors of Everyday Catching [nesn.com]

Red Sox Have to Make Due With Trying to Spoil Seasons of Rays, Other AL East Foes [nesn.com]

As one LaRoche takes field in title game, other LaRoche might be in Red Sox sights [projo sox blog]

Doubront confident as he prepares to face Rays [redsox.com]

PawSox trying to earn first Triple-A crown in 28 years [redsox.com]

Tim Wakefield, Larger Than Life: An Interview with the Directors of “Knuckleball!” [surviving grady]

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