After losing two-of-three against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox will finish up the home part of their 2012 schedule tonight starting with the first-game of a two-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays 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 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.
For the final time this season, Clay Buchholz will toe the Fenway Park rubber as he makes his 28th start of 2012. In his previous 27 starts, Buchholz is 11-6 with a 4.16 ERA. He's made five starts against the Rays this season and is 1-2 with a 3.62 ERA. Buchholz has made 13 career starts against them and is 5-4 with a 2.52 ERA. Five of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA.
David Price looks to keep the Rays alive in the playoff race in his 30th start of the season. In his previous 29 starts, Price is 18-5 with a 2.58 ERA. He's made four starts against the local nine this season and is 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA. Price has made 14 career starts against the Red Sox and is 7-4 with a 3.19 ERA. Six of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA.
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Here are today's lineups:83-70 69-85 1. Desmond Jennings
LF 1. Pedro Ciriaco
DH 2. B.J. Upton
CF 2. Daniel Nava
LF 3. Ben Zobrist
SS 3. Dustin Pedroia
2B 4. Evan Longoria
3B 4. Cody Ross
RF 5. Luke Scott
DH 5. Mauro Gomez
1B 6. Jeff Keppinger
2B 6. Ryan Lavarnway
C 7. Matthew Joyce
RF 7. Danny Valencia
3B 8. Carlos Pena
1B 8. Che-Hsuan Lin
CF 9. Jose Molina
C 9. Jose Iglesias
SS David Price
SP Clay Buchholz
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Some diversion therapy [boston herald]
Papi wants respectable deal [boston herald]
Pedro Martinez expects Sox revival in 2013 [boston herald]
Iglesias still growing into player Sox envisioned [csn new england]
Atchison's elbow injury hasn't prevented from personal success [csn new england]
Cherington, Sox face complex task [espn boston]
Why Felix Doubront can't be the No. 3 starter in 2013 [extra bases]
Work has been frequent but not strenuous for Junichi Tazawa lately [projo sox blog]
A Series Matter: Red Sox-Rays and The Human Element [projo sox blog]
Base-stealing third baseman Cecchini breaking the mold [projo sox blog]
Who'd ever have thought, in this September of 2012 . . . [projo sox blog]
Buchholz could use support against Rays [redsox.com]
Inbox: What are the prospects of the prospects? [redsox.com]
Offseason Moves, Free Agency Will Be Key to Red Sox' Revitalization in 2013 [don orsillo - nesn.com]
How Biased Is Your Announcer? [wall street journal]
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