Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 4/22

After losing two of three over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track tonight in the first game of a three-game series with the Oakland A's at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on Comcast Sports Net California. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Felix Doubront makes his third start of 2013 tonight. In his previous two starts, Doubront is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (5 ER/10 IP). He's made two career starts against the A's, with both coming in 2012. In those two two starts, he  was 0-2 with a 12.86 ERA (10 ER/7 IP).

A.J. Griffin makes his fourth start of 2013. In his previous three starts, Griffin is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Both of his career starts against the local nine came in 2012 where he was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13 IP). This is his first career start at Fenway Park.

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

Oakland Athletics Boston Red Sox
1. Coco Crisp CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Chris Young LF 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Brandon Moss 1B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Jed Lowrie SS 4. David Ortiz DH
5. Derek Norris C 5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Josh Donaldson 3B 6. Daniel Nava LF
7. Josh Reddick RF 7. Will Middlebrooks 3B
8. Nate Freiman DH 8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
9. Andy Parrino 2B 9. Stephen Drew SS
A.J. Griffin SP Felix Doubront SP

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

Oakland Athletics @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox in midst of uncomfortable reminder [rob bradford -]

Victorino returns, Farrell supports Drew [clubhouse insider]

'Positive day' for Joel Hanrahan, although role with Red Sox remains undecided [clubhouse insider]

Hanrahan (hamstring) throws 30 pitches off mound [csn new england]

Notes: Victorino (back) returns to the lineup [csn new england]

Middlebrooks bothered, but not worried [espn boston]

Morning report: Only a week has passed [espn boston]

Quick hits: Sox look to rebound from sweep [espn boston]

Allen Webster offers glimpse of future to Boston Red Sox [espn boston]

Drew (.100): 'It'll come along' [espn boston]

Joel Hanrahan gets back on the mound [extra bases]

So what's with the Red Sox start times? [extra bases]

Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick visit bomb victim at Children's Hospital [extra bases]

Jed Lowrie healthy and hitting for Oakland [extra bases]

Peter Gammons on D&C: Red Sox players ‘actually really care about the people’ of Boston [full count]

Allen Webster poised beyond his years in first big-league start [full count]

Jed Lowrie: ‘For whatever reason, it didn’t work out in Boston’ [full count]

John Farrell: ‘A little premature’ to say if Andrew Bailey or Joel Hanrahan will close [full count]

The 30: Return of the Red Sox [grantland]

Theo Epstein was glued to the police scanner, too [projo sox blog]

Less Tweeting, more hitting [projo sox blog]

A Series Matter: Red Sox-Athletics and Early Evaluations [projo sox blog]

Team-building with Billy Beane and Theo Epstein [projo sox blog]

Morales pushed back with pectoral soreness [projo sox blog]

Farrell staying patient with struggling hitters [projo sox blog]

Hanrahan takes step toward return [projo sox blog]

Managing a non-controversy: How Red Sox are handling Jose Iglesias in Pawtucket [alex speier -]

Red Sox should thank Dodgers for Webster [touching all the bases]

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