Sunday Red Sox Delight – 4/14

After winning on a walk-off single yesterday, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in the second game of a three-game set this afternoon at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you don't live in either market, you can catch the game on TBS.  And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Clay Buchholz makes his third start of 2013 this afternoon. In his previous two starts, Buchholz is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA. He made six starts against the Rays in 2012 and was 1-3 with a 3.99 ERA. He's made 14 career starts against them and is 5-5 with a 2.76 ERA. Six of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 2-2 with a 3.13 ERA.

Alex Cobb makes his second start of 2013. He picked up the win in his first start after allowing no runs in 7.1 innings of work. He's made three starts against the Red Sox in his career, all coming in 2012, and was 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA. Both of his wins came at the Fens where he is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10 IP).

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the overnight and morning from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Tampa Bay Rays4-6 Boston Red Sox6-4
1. Desmond Jennings CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Ben Zobrist 2B 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Evan Longoria 3B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Matt Joyce DH 4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Yunel Escobar SS 5. Daniel Nava DH
6. James Loney 1B 6. Will Middlebrooks 3B
7. Jose Molina C 7. Stephen Drew SS
8. Kelly Johnson LF 8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
9. Sam Fuld RF 9. Jackie Bradley, Jr. LF
Alex Cobb SP Clay Buchholz SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Middlebrooks diary: On the road [will middlebrooks – espn boston]

Shane Victorino takes heat off wild Hanrahan [boston herald]

Sox pitchers fanning the flames [boston herald]

Perfection on a string [boston herald]

Count on Ellsbury [boston herald]

Koji Uehara’s up for some fun [boston herald]

King Cy-ze start for Lester [boston herald]

Surprise 4 form Sox' core [boston herald]

Sore hamstring hampering Sox closer Hanrahan [clubhouse insider]

Ellsbury, Victorino provide 10th inning drama [csn new england]

Cobb: 'Really cool' pitching against hometown Sox [csn new england]

Starting Bradley Jr. in the majors was not a mistake [csn new england]

1-on-1 with Mike Napoli [csn new england]

Lester showing why Sox believed he'd rebound [csn new england]

Hanrahan wild but Farrell sticking with him [csn new england]

Should Sox take Hanrahan out of closer's role? [csn new england]

Hanrahan dealing with hamstring soreness, Bailey to close [csn new england]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 2, Rays 1 (10) [espn boston]

Farrell says he's sticking with Hanrahan [espn boston]

Ortiz tests heel with PawSox [espn boston]

Aggressive baserunning pays off for Sox [espn boston]

Lester outduels another Cy winner [espn boston]

Hanrahan day-to-day with hammy issue [espn boston]

Buchholz faces Rays, tries to stay hot [espn boston]

Red Sox coverage in today's Globe [extra bases]

Joel Hanrahan out with hamstring issue [extra bases]

Closing Time: Red Sox walk off past Rays, but closer uncertainty looms [full count]

John Farrell on Joel Hanrahan: ‘No move is going to be made’ [full count]

Jon Lester continues return to elite form in third strong start [full count]

John Farrell: Joel Hanrahan day-to-day with right hamstring soreness, Andrew Bailey to close [full count]

Joel Hanrahan’s Leash Appears to Be Getting Shorter, As John Farrell Makes Bold Move in Ninth Inning of Red Sox’ Win []

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino Make Life Difficult for Opposing Pitchers at Top of Red Sox’ Order []

Joel Hanrahan Dealing With Tightness in Right Hamstring, According to John Farrell []

Joel Hanrahan’s Injury Continues to Linger in Back of Closer’s Mind, Creating ‘Frustrating’ Situation []

Struggling Hanrahan still the closer [projo sox blog]

The Takeaway: Lester has outdueled Sabathia and Price [projo sox blog]

Hanrahan day-to-day with hamstring soreness [projo sox blog]

Red Sox order spreading out strikeouts [projo sox blog]

Ortiz scratched in Pawtucket [projo sox blog]

Red Sox eye first series win vs. Rays since 2007 []

Papi's progress includes baserunning adventure []

Lackey, Morales making progress from injuries []

Worth noting []

Nava's hot start keeps Bradley on bench []

Farrell's decision making pays off against Rays []

Managing to win: The early imprint of John Farrell on the Red Sox [alex speier –]

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