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Patriot’s Day Red Sox Delight

After winning yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to go for the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Jackie Robinson Day and Patriot's Day at historic Fenway Park this morning.

First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

Ryan Dempster makes his third start of 2013 on this Marathon Monday. In his previous two starts, Dempster is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA. He's made eight career starts against the Rays and is 3-4 with a 4.24 ERA. This will be his first start against them as a member of the Red Sox.

Jeremy Hellickson also makes his third start of 2013 as he looks to help his team avoid a sweep. In his two previous starts, Hellickson is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA. He made five starts in 2012 against the local nine and was 1-1 with a 4.71 ERA. Hellickson has made 10 appearances (nine starts) against them and is 3-2 with a 4.47 ERA.

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the overnight and morning from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Tampa Bay Rays4-7 Boston Red Sox7-4
1. Desmond Jennings CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Ben Zobrist RF 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Evan Longoria 3B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Matt Joyce LF 4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Ryan Roberts 2B 5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
6. James Loney 1B 6. Will Middlebrooks 3B
7. Yunel Escobar SS 7. Stephen Drew SS
8. Jose Lobaton C 8. Jonny Gomes DH
9. Kelly Johnson DH 9. Jackie Bradley, Jr. LF
Jeremy Hellickson SP Ryan Dempster SP

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

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

More links will be added if/when they become available so please check back often.

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Clay Buchholz brilliant in Sox’ 5-0 win [boston herald]

Clay Buchholz keeps Rays at Bay [boston herald]

Hammy irks Hanrahan [boston herald]

Buchholz looks like he has staying power [boston herald]

The secret to their success: How Red Sox pitchers are doing what they're doing [rob bradford – weei.com]

Buchholz flirts with no-hitter in 5-0 win over Rays [csn new england]

Buchholz brilliant, pitching like ace [csn new england]

No-hit bid just as important to Saltalamacchia [csn new england]

Napoli, Pedroia lead Red Sox offense [csn new england]

Did Sox make mistake starting Bradley, Jr. in majors? [csn new england]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Rays 0 [espn boston]

Clay Buchholz has it all working in near no-hitter [espn boston]

Video: Schilling breaks down Buchholz [espn boston]

Joel Hanrahan says Red Sox fans haven’t seen the real Joel Hanrahan [full count]

Closing Time: Clay Buchholz almost makes history in Red Sox win [full count]

Clay Buchholz: ‘I felt good all the way through’ [full count]

Red Sox notes: David Ortiz scratched in Pawtucket due to illness [full count]

Ryan Dempster Does Pirate, Scooby Doo Impressions, Dances ‘Macarena’ (Video) [nesn.com]

Jon Lester Focuses on Opposing Lineups, But Opposing Pitchers Magnify Lefty’s Early-Season Effectiveness [nesn.com]

Tim Wakefield Looks Forward to Opportunity as Honorary Captain of Red Sox Foundation (Video) [nesn.com]

Clay Buchholz Continues Stretch of Dominance by Being Almost Unhittable in Red Sox’ Win [nesn.com]

Will Middlebrooks Willing to Accept an Error to Keep No-Hitter Going [nesn.com]

Andrew Bailey Has Golden Opportunity to Audition for Closer’s Role As Joel Hanrahan Battles Hamstring Issue [nesn.com]

The Takeaway: Red Sox 5, Rays 0 [projo sox blog]

No. 42 to be ubiquitous for Jackie festivities [redsox.com]

Sox to honor Jackie Scholars, contest winners [redsox.com]

After honoring Jackie, Red Sox look to sweep Rays [redsox.com]

Ex-Rays outfielder Gomes marvels at Maddon [redsox.com]

Buchholz rewarding Red Sox's faith in his abilities [redsox.com]

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