After winning last night, the Boston Red Sox look to continue their winning streak tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Indians television market, you can catch the game on SportsTime Ohio. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Alfredo Aceves makes his second start (fourth appearance) of 2013 for John Farrell. In his three appearances (one start), Aceves has no record with a 6.75 ERA. He made four appearances against the Indians in 2012 and had no record with a 4.50 ERA and two saves. He's made six career appearances against the Tribe and had no record with a 2.35 ERA and two saves.
Justin Masterson gets the start against his former club in his fourth start of 2013. In his previous three starts, Masterson is 3-0 with 0.41 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of 2012 against the Red Sox after allowing six runs in six innings of work. Masterson has made five starts against his former team and is 3-1 with a 3.21 ERA.
To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the morning from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.
|1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF||1. Michael Brantley||LF|
|2. Shane Victorino||RF||2. Asdrubal Cabrera||SS|
|3. Dustin Pedroia||2B||3. Carlos Santana||C|
|4. Mike Napoli||DH||4. Nick Swisher||RF|
|5. Daniel Nava||LF||5. Jason Giambi||DH|
|6. Will Middlebrooks||3B||6. Mark Reynolds||1B|
|7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C||7. Cord Phelps||2B|
|8. Stephen Drew||SS||8. Lonnie Chisenhall||3B|
|9. Mike Carp||1B||9. Drew Stubbs||CF|
|Alfredo Aceves||SP||Justin Masterson||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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Farrell: Red Sox "not ready" to guarantee Joel Hanrahan returns as a closer [clubhouse insider]
Slump is another learning experience for Red Sox rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. [clubhouse insider]
Boston weighs heavy on Red Sox minds [csn new england]
Red Sox Notes: Bradley handling adversity well [csn new england]
Expectation is Ortiz gets activated Friday [csn new england]
Tribe prez: Tito exceeding expectations [espn boston]
Old Sox proverb: The team that dines together… [espn boston]
Red Sox face Justin Masterson tonight [extra bases]
Lackey making progress with rehab [extra bases]
Opinion: Can’t help but like this Red Sox team [full count]
Two Red Sox minor-leaguers suspended [projo sox blog]
No guarantee Hanrahan will be the closer upon return [projo sox blog]
Ortiz on track to rejoin the Red Sox on Friday [projo sox blog]
Bradley sits again, still in a holding pattern [projo sox blog]
Carp gets start; slumping Bradley again on bench [redsox.com]
Hanrahan understands DL move, starts ramping up [redsox.com]
Fenway Park's anthem started innocuously [redsox.com]