After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split of their four-game series tonight with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
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 Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
John Lackey makes just his fourth start of 2013. In his previous three starts, Lackey is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA. He last faced the Twins when he picked up the win after allowing two runs in 6.2 innings of work. He's made 15 career starts against them and is 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA.
Kevin Correia makes his seventh start of 2013 and in the AL. In his previous six starts, Correia is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA. His lone career appearance against the Red Sox came in 2007 when he threw one inning of scoreless ball 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. Brian Dozier||2B||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Joe Mauer||C||2. Shane Victorino||RF|
|3. Josh Willingham||LF||3. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|4. Justin Morneau||1B||4. David Ortiz||DH|
|5. Trevor Plouffe||3B||5. Mike Napoli||1B|
|6. Ryan Doumit||DH||6. Daniel Nava||LF|
|7. Oswaldo Arcia||RF||7. Will Middlebrooks||3B|
|8. Aaron Hicks||CF||8, Stephen Drew||SS|
|9. Pedro Florimon||SS||9. David Ross||C|
|Kevin Correia||SP||John Lackey||SP|
Allen Webster was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after last night's night game. Jose De La Torre was called up from the PawSox to take his place on the 25-man roster. Joel Hanrahan was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for De La Torre on the 40-man roster.
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.
How Adrian Gonzalez may have helped David Ortiz become a better hitter [clubhouse insider]
Surgery remains a possibility for injured Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan [clubhouse insider]
As starters struggle, so do Sox [csn new england]
Expect Buchholz noise to die out [csn new england]
Hanrahan put on 60-day DL [csn new england]
Notes: Red Sox have 'ample arms rested and ready' [csn new england]
Ortiz 'hurt' by PED speculation [espn boston]
Hanrahan injury worse than expected? [espn boston]
Scout's honor: Webster will rebound [espn boston]
Red Sox move Hanrahan to 60-day DL [espn boston]
Hanrahan out at least two months, possibly the season [projo sox blog]
De La Torre gets the call [projo sox blog]
Middlebrooks, Ross back in lineup [projo sox blog]
Morales will continue rehab on Monday [projo sox blog]
Doubront to return to the rotation [projo sox blog]
Coming off loss, Lackey looks to notch second win [redsox.com]
Red Sox transfer Hanrahan to 60-day DL [redsox.com]
Kyle Kaminska announces retirement [sox prospects]