Saturday Red Sox Delight – 5/11

The Red Sox game is now expected to start at 2:25 PM.

1:35 PM: The Red Sox game is currently in a rain delay.

After winning last night 5-0, the Boston Red Sox look to keep it going this afternoon the middle game of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays 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 Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Clay Buchholz looks to stay undefeated in his eight start of 2013. In his previous seven starts, Buchholz is 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA. He's made one start in 2013 and picked up the win after allowing just two hits and no runs over seven innings back on May 1st. He's made 16 career appearances (15 starts) against the Jays and is 9-4 with a 2.42 ERA.

Mark Buehrle is also making his eighth start of 2013. In his previous seven starts, Buehrle is 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA. He took the loss in his lone start against the Red Sox on May 1st after allowing five runs in 6.2 innings of work. He's made 20 career appearances (19 starts) against the home team and is 6-9 with a 4.75 ERA. Seven of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 3-3 with a 5.60 ERA.

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.

Toronto Blue Jays13-24 Boston Red Sox22-14
1. Melky Cabrera LF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Jose Bautista RF 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Edwin Encarnacion DH 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. J.P. Arencibia C 4. David Ortiz DH
5. Adam Lind 1B 5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Brett Lawrie 3B 6. Jonny Gomes LF
7. Colby Rasmus CF 7. Will Middlebrooks 3B
8. Emilio Bonifacio 2B 8. Stephen Drew SS
9. Munenori Kawasaki SS 9. David Ross C
Mark Buehrle SP Clay Buchholz SP

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

Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Jon Lester 1-hitter puts punctuation on win [boston herald]

Surgery or rest: Joel Hanrahan’s call to make [boston herald]

David Nava stepping up to star role [boston herald]

John Lester’s gem just what staggering Red Sox needed [boston herald]

Red Sox at a loss for why Felix Doubront isn't up to speed [clubhouse insider]

Hanrahan's '13 season over, will have tendon surgery next week [clubhouse insider]

Drew, Lackey, Miller shine [csn new england]

Lester one-hits Blue Jays, 5-0 [csn new england]

Stars nearly align for Lester in one-hitter [csn new england]

Game Day Notes: Salty will have changeup nightmares [csn new england]

Hanrahan to have season-ending surgery [csn new england]

Werner objects to media treatment of Ortiz [espn boston]

Hanrahan visits Dr. Andrews, mulls surgery [espn boston]

Lester not perfect, but perfectly satisfying [espn boston]

Joel Hanrahan of Boston Red Sox out for season [espn boston]

Bailey healing; Middlebrooks playing with pain [espn boston]

Hanrahan out for the season [extra bases]

The rising cost to replace Jonathan Papelbon [extra bases]

Closing Time: Jon Lester verges on an unexpected sort of perfection as Red Sox shut out Blue Jays [full count]

Clay Buchholz on Jack Morris: ‘I don’t have any ill feelings towards anyone’ [full count]

Jon Lester’s nearly perfect game highlights pitching growth since 2008 [full count]

Source: Will Middlebrooks playing with separated rib [full count]

Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery [full count]

Jon Lester Not Literally Perfect, But One-Hit Gem Comes at Perfect Time for Red Sox []

Jon Lester Wins Amica Pitcher of the Week Honors for One-Hit, Shutout Performance []

Joel Hanrahan Will Undergo Season-Ending Surgery, Long-Term Future in Boston Up in the Air []

The Takeaway: Lester dominates with fastball command [projo sox blog]

Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery [projo sox blog]

Looking to go 7-0, Buchholz takes on rival Jays []

Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery []

Get a grip: No consensus on pitchers' tactics []

Chris Martin promoted to Pawtucket [sox prospects]

There's a Will: Gut check for Middlebrooks as he plays through pain [alex speier –]

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