After taking three-of-four from Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox will begin interleague play. Tonight, they'll kick off the first of two games against their former closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Philadelphia Phillies.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Indians television market, you can catch the game on PHL 17. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Alfredo Aceves steps in for Clay Buchholz, who is battling a sore right collarbone, to make his fourth start (seventh appearance) of the 2013 for the Red Sox. In his previous six appearances (three starts), Aceves is 1-1 with an 8.20 ERA. Both of his career apperances against the Phillies came in 2012 and he had no record with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2.1 IP) and one save.
Tyler Cloyd makes just his third start of 2013 for the Phillies. In his previous two starts, Cloyd is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA. Tonight marks his first career start against the Red Sox and appearance at the Fens.
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.
|1. Ben Revere||C||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Michael Young||3B||2. Daniel Nava||RF|
|3. Jimmy Rollins||SS||3. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|4. Ryan Howard||1B||4. David Ortiz||DH|
|5. Delmon Young||DH||5. Mike Napoli||1B|
|6. Domonic Brown||LF||6. Stephen Drew||SS|
|7. John Mayberry||RF||7. Mike Carp||LF|
|8. Freddy Galvis||2B||8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C|
|9. Erik Kratz||C||9. Jose Iglesias||3B|
|Tyler Cloyd||SP||Alfredo Aceves||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
More links will be added if/when they become available so please check back often.
To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click
2013 Red Sox Memorial Day Uniforms [sox & dawgs]
Notes: Earliest return for Buchholz Thursday [rob bradford – weei.com]
With fun and focus, Sox in first [csn new england]
Buchholz throws off of flat ground Monday [csn new england]
Red Sox preparing to lose DH for two games in Philly [csn new england]
Papelbon: 'Cinco Ocho' to take mound at Fenway [csn new england]
Farewell to Tito, for now [espn boston]
Buchholz coming along fine [espn boston]
Aceves making spot start for Red Sox [espn boston]
Papelbon back 1st time since shipping out [espn boston]
Daniel Bard getting a break [extra bases]
Ortiz preparing for return to first base [extra bases]
Jonathan Papelbon returns to Fenway Park [extra bases]
Red Sox-Phillies series preview [full count]
A Series Matter: Red Sox-Phillies and Memorials [projo sox blog]
Buchholz could slot back into rotation Thursday [projo sox blog]
Pap's Fenway return highlights Phils-Sox matchup [redsox.com]
Red Sox to honor military on Memorial Day [redsox.com]