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