Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 5/20

After sweeping the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox head to the south side of the Windy City to finish up their nine game road trip. Tonight they'll kick off a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the White Sox television market, you can catch the game on CSN Chicago. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Jon Lester steps to the hill for his 10th start looking to stay undefeated. In his previous nine starts, Lester is 6-0 with a 2.72 ERA. He made two starts against the south siders last year and was 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA. He's made nine career starts against them and is 4-4 with a 5.20 ERA. Six of those starts have come at U.S. Cellular where he is 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA.

Dylan Axelrod makes his ninth start of 2013 for the White Sox. In his previous eight starts, Axelrod is 1-3 with a 4.27 ERA. He's made two career appearances (one start) against the Red Sox, both of them came in 2012. In those two appearances (one start), he has no record with a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9 IP).

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.

Boston Red Sox27-17 Chicago White Sox19-23
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Alejandro de Aza CF
2. Shane Victorino RF 2. Alexei Ramirez SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Alex Rios RF
4. David Ortiz DH 4. Paul Konerko 1B
5. Mike Napoli 1B 5. Adam Dunn DH
6. Daniel Nava LF 6. Dayan Viciedo LF
7. Will Middlebrooks 3B 7. Jeff Keppinger 3B
8. Stephen Drew SS 8. Tyler Flowers C
9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 9. Tyler Greene 2B
Jon Lester SP Dylan Axelrod SP

Notes: Andrew Bailey has been activated from the 15-day DL. To make room on the 25-man roster, Jose De La Torre has been optioned to Pawtucket.

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

Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Why Andrew Bailey might save Red Sox, in more ways than one [rob bradford –]

Lester looks to continue hot start [csn new england]

Red Sox activate Bailey, send De La Torre to PawSox [csn new england]

David Ortiz’s run through the record books [csn new england]

End of line for Lowe? Rangers cut ex-Sox righty [csn new england]

Bailey: 'I'm ready to go' [espn boston]

Red Sox dressed for success? [extra bases]

Bailey activated from DL; De La Torre optioned [extra bases]

Ross cleared to start working out [extra bases]

Red Sox-White Sox series preview [full count]

Red Sox activate Andrew Bailey, send Jose De La Torre to Pawtucket [full count]

Jonny Gomes reveals his career aspirations [full count]

Felix Doubront Keeps Living on the Edge, Which Could Force Red Sox to Get Creative []

A Series Matter: Red Sox-White Sox and Histories [projo sox blog]

Jose Iglesias getting work at third base, second base [projo sox blog]

Drew back in lineup, Ross makes significant progress [projo sox blog]

Bailey officially activated to bullpen [projo sox blog]

Farrell reflects on Oklahoma tornadoes [projo sox blog]

Morales to continue rehab Thursday in Portland [projo sox blog]

Lester rolling into series opener against White Sox []

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