Sunday Red Sox Delight – 8/4

After winning last night, the Boston Red Sox look to take the series this afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. The game will broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Diamondbacks television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Arizona. And if you don't live in either market you're in luck as TBS will have coverage of the game (outside of Red Sox and Dbacks television markets). And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Felix Doubront will put his spikes in the mound for his 20th start (21st appearance) of 2013. In his previous 20 appearances (19 starts), Doubront is 7-5 with a 3.77 ERA. Today will mark his first career start against the Diamondbacks.

Brandon McCarthy makes just his 12th start of 2013 for the Diamondbacks. In his previous 11 starts, McCarthy is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA. He made two starts against the Red Sox in 2012 as a member of the Oakland A's and was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA. He's made nine career appearances (six starts) against the local nine and is 3-3 with a 4.82 ERA. Four of those appearances (three starts) have come at the Fens where he is 2-2 with a 3.12 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks56-54 Boston Red Sox67-45
1. A.J. Pollock CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Aaron Hill 2B 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Martin Prado 3B 4. David Ortiz DH
5. Cody Ross LF 5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Wil Nieves DH 6. Mike Carp LF
7. Gerardo Parra RF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
8. Tuffy Gosewisch C 8. Stephen Drew SS
9. Didi Gregorius SS 9. Brock Holt 3B
Brandon McCarthy SP Felix Doubront SP

NOTES:

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

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Animated Peavy super in Sox debut [boston herald]

Sox can’t draw an ace from stockpile [boston herald]

Bogaerts earns praise by showing maturity in R.I. [boston herald]

Jacoby Ellsbury pivotal at plate [boston herald]

Catching sight of Peavy [boston herald]

Steven Wright to start for Red Sox on Tuesday night in Houston [clubhouse insider]

Red Sox power their way past D-Backs, 5-2 [csn new england]

Farrell praises Peavy [csn new england]

Peavy answered trade's critics on Saturday [csn new england]

Red Sox get clutch performances in 7th and 8th [csn new england]

Sox Notes: Bullpen picks up where Peavy left off [csn new england]

Arizona reporters stranded in Fenway Saturday night [csn new england]

Farrell: Gomes 'doesn't get enough credit' [csn new england]

Sox Notes: Nava placed on paternity leave list [csn new england]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, D-backs 2 [espn boston]

How Peavy beat the Diamondbacks [espn boston]

Gomes in the middle of it all again [espn boston]

Wright will make spot start Tuesday [espn boston]

Nava to take leave; Workman likely to return [espn boston]

Steven Wright draws first career start Tuesday at Houston [extra bases]

Closing Time: Jake Peavy impresses in debut as Sox win 5-2 [full count]

Jake Peavy: ‘Jonny Gomes might be my favorite player in the big leagues in just a short time’ [full count]

Jake Peavy emotional, resilient, effective in Red Sox debut [full count]

Knuckleballer Steven Wright to get first big league start Tuesday [full count]

Red Sox pregame notes: Bullpen in flux as Brandon Workman, Franklin Morales near returns; plaudits for Jonny Gomes [full count]

Koji Uehara Provides Invaluable Service for Red Sox, Stability in Bullpen That Has Struggled With Injuries [nesn.com]

Jake Peavy’s Dominant Debut Further Proves Trade Was Right Move for Red Sox [nesn.com]

Wright to start Tuesday, Workman likely to be called up [projo sox blog]

Peavy dazzles in debut win at Fenway [providence journal]

Peavy's intensity impresses teammates; Saltalamacchia impresses Peavy [providence journal]

Red Sox Journal: The time may be right for De La Rosa [providence journal]

Doubront set to deliver in rubber game with D-backs [redsox.com]

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