Tonight's Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox game has been postponed due to the inclement conditions. The game will be made up on Monday at 6:10 p.m., a mutual off day for both teams as Tampa doesn't come back to Boston this season.
Tickets for tonight's game can be used for Monday's makeup game.
After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid falling out of first place tonight and gain a split of the four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you don't live in either market you're in luck as the MLB Network will have coverage of tonight's game. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
John Lackey toes the slab for the 18th time in 2013. In his previous 17 starts, Lackey is 7-7 with a 2.95 ERA. He's made two starts against the Rays in 2013 and is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA (9 ER/10 IP). He's made 21 career starts against the current visitors and is 12-7 with a 4.39 ERA. Three of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA.
Jeremy Hellickson hits the mound for the 21st time in 2013. In his previous 20 starts, Hellickson is 9-3 with 4.62 ERA. He's made two starts against the local nine this season and is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13 IP). He's made 12 career appearances (11 starts) and is 4-2 with a 4.14 ERA. Seven of those appearances (six starts) have come at the Fens where he is 3-0 with a 4.23 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.
|1. Desmond Jennings||CF||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Evan Longoria||3B||2. Shane Victorino||RF|
|3. Ben Zobrist||2B||3. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|4. Wil Myers||RF||4. David Ortiz||DH|
|5. James Loney||1B||5. Mike Napoli||1B|
|6. Luke Scott||DH||6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C|
|7. Matt Joyce||LF||7. Jonny Gomes||LF|
|8. Jose Lobaton||C||8. Stephen Drew||SS|
|9. Yunel Escobar||SS||9. Jose Iglesias||3B|
|Jeremy Hellickson||SP||John Lackey||SP|
Here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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John Lackey pitches to keep Sox in first place [clubhouse insider]
C David Ross back with the team [clubhouse insider]
Red Sox bats have disappeared lately [csn new england]
Notes: Ross brings veteran presence back to Sox [csn new england]
Farrell: Iglesias 'going to be with us' [csn new england]
Shaughnessy: Trading Ellsbury would be a 'bad message' [csn new england]
Victorino: 'We have a target on our backs' [csn new england]
BBTN handicaps AL East race [espn boston]
Ross rejoins Sox, but no baseball activity [espn boston]
Sox scouts keeping tabs on Peavy [espn boston]
Farrell sticking with slumping Iglesias [espn boston]
Ask Nick: What will Red Sox do at trade deadline? [extra bases]
David Ross rejoins Red Sox [extra bases]
Red Sox find success with defensive shifts [extra bases]
Rays-Red Sox: Preview of postseason baseball? [full count]
Sorting through the infield options for the Red Sox [projo sox blog]
Bailey has surgery on labrum, capsule [projo sox blog]
Red Sox turn to Lackey in finale with Rays [redsox.com]
Team player: For Dustin Pedroia, contract represented desire to let Red Sox build a winner [alex speier – weei.com]