After yet another loss last night, the Boston Red Sox look to even up the series in the middle game 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. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
It's becoming old hat for Clay Buchholz as he looks to get the Red Sox back on the winning side of things in his 22nd start of 2012. In his previous 21 starts, Buchholz is 11-3 with a 4.19 ERA. He last faced the Angels in 2011 when he picked up a win after allowing two runs in 6.2 innings. Buchholz has made seven career starts against the Halos and is 5-2 with a 3.95 ERA. Five of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 4-1 with a 3.98 ERA.
Jered Weaver looks to keep the Angels in playoff contention in his 23rd start of 2012. In his previous 22 starts, Weaver is 15-3 with a 2.74 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of 2011 against the Red Sox after allowing three runs in six innings of work. Weaver has made 11 career starts against the Red Sox and is 2-5 with a 4.41 ERA. Six of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-3 with a 7.16 ERA.
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Here are today's lineups:63-60 59-64 1. Mike Trout
CF 1. Scott Podsednik LF 2. Torii Hunter
RF 2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3. Albert Pujols
1B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. Kendrys Morales
DH 4. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 5. Mark Trumbo
LF 5. Cody Ross
RF 6. Howard Kendrick
2B 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
C 7. Maicer Izturis
3B 7. Ryan Lavarnway
DH 8. Erick Aybar
SS 8. Mike Aviles
SS 9. Chris Iannetta
C 9. Pedro Ciriaco 3B Jered Weaver
SP Clay Buchholz
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Torii Hunter: No questioning Carl Crawford’s desire [clubhouse insider]
Ask Nick: Will Bobby Valentine be back next year? [extra bases]
Why ending the sellout streak at Fenway Park would be good for the Red Sox [extra bases]
Red Sox have themselves to blame for how far they've fallen [tony massarotti - boston globe]
Tim Wakefield Donates $10,000 to Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon in Honor of Johnny Pesky (Video) [nesn.com]
R.I. orthopedic surgeon: Six months would be "early" for a Crawford return [projo sox blog]
Buchholz aims to continue his strong August [redsox.com]
Tender tendons take time to heal [redsox.com]
Phillips: Valentine not to blame for Sox [alex speier - weei.com]
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