Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary Delight – 4/20

Ivan Nova (L), Clay Buchholz (R)

After being swept in a two-game set by the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox will host their AL East rivals the New York Yankees in the first game of a three game set this weekend at Historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES. And if you don’t live in either market, you can watch the game on the MLB Network. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park. The Yankees were the first team to play the Red Sox so it’s only fitting they play on the anniversary of the opening. There will be special ceremonies that start at approximately 2 p.m. Those will be broadcast on NESN and online at redsox.com.

Clay Buchholz gets the ball on this special day at Fenway Park in his third start of the season. In his previous two starts, Buchholz is 1-0 with a 9.82 ERA. He made two starts against the Yankees in 2011 and was 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA (6 ER/10.2 IP). He’s made seven career starts against them and is 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA.

Ivan Nova looks to put a damper on the celebrations at Fenway this afternoon in his third start of the season. In his previous two starts, Nova is 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA. He made two starts against the Red Sox in 2011 and had no record with a 6.75 ERA (8 ER/10.2 IP). Overall in his career, Nova has made four appearances (three starts) against the local nine and is 0-2 with a 6.62 ERA. Two of those appearances (one start) have come at the Fens where he is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (5 ER/6.2 IP).

Click on the read more button below to see today’s lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the overnight and day if you’re on the home page.

Here are today’s lineups:

New York Yankees7-6 Boston Red Sox4-8
1. Derek Jeter SS 1. Mike Aviles SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF 2. Ryan Sweeney RF
3. Alex Rodriguez DH 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Robinson Cano 2B 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
5. Mark Teixeira 1B 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Nick Swisher RF 6. Kevin Youkilis 3B
7. Raul Ibanez LF 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
8. Eric Chavez 3B 8. Cody Ross LF
9. Russell Martin C 9. Jason Repko CF
Ivan Nova SP Clay Buchholz SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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This diamond anniversary is a time to shine [Boston Globe]

Festivities aside, there is work to be done [Boston Globe]

This plea by Gammons is revealing in itself [Boston Globe]

A CENTURY OF MEMORIES [Boston Globe]

Fenway’s old home day [Boston Herald]

Bobby Valentine set for 1st NY clash [Boston Herald]

Bobby Valentine managing with slow start [Boston Herald]

Theo Epstein declines Red Sox’ tardy offer [Boston Herald]

Friday Throwdown: Favorite Fenway memories [Boston Herald]

Red Sox-Yankees Series Marks 100 Years at Fenway Park, Attempted Revival of Elite Rivalry [Tom Caron – NESN.com]

Video: Are you ready for Red Sox-Yankees? [Clubhouse Insider]

Bobby V: Fenway is ‘baseball’s Land of Oz’ [Clubhouse Insider]

Pregame notes: Dice-K to start in minors, Sweeney takes second [Clubhouse Insider]

Sox send Epstein an invitation, but he can’t attend [CSN New England]

Sox offense continues unpredictable streak [CSN New England]

Valentine on Fenway: ‘It’s the baseball Land of Oz’ [CSN New England]

Fenway Park: Through the years [CSN New England]

Felger & Mazz: ‘Feeling worse by the day’ about Bobby V. [CSN New England]

Felger & Mazz: Time to move on from Fenway? [CSN New England]

Valentine: I’m learning, adapting [ESPN Boston]

Tito expects emotional day [ESPN Boston]

Video: Jim Caple’s tour of Fenway [ESPN Boston]

Video: MLB players on Fenway’s history [ESPN Boston]

Video: Jeter appreciates Fenway fans [ESPN Boston]

Aaron Boone talks fave Fenway memories [ESPN Boston]

Video: Nomar salutes the Green Monster [ESPN Boston]

No. 1 Fenway moment: Fisk HR 1975 WS G6 [ESPN Boston]

Pedro makes history at 1999 All-Star Game [ESPN Boston]

Video: 2004 ALCS Game 4 (nuff said) [ESPN Boston]

State of the Nation: Fenway 100, Sox-Yanks [ESPN Boston]

Oh yeah, there’s a game today, too [ESPN Boston]

Video: Ravech sets scene at Fenway [ESPN Boston]

Valentine offers some thoughts on Fenway [ESPN Boston]

Dice-K to head out on rehab assignment [ESPN Boston]

Snapshots: The scene at Fenway [ESPN Boston]

Video: Edes on Fenway moments [ESPN Boston]

Valentine: Bard will start on Sunday [Extra Bases]

Rich Hill moving up to Pawtucket [Extra Bases]

Reggie Jackson: ‘I love the Red Sox; I admire the Red Sox.’ [Extra Bases]

Dice-K to start rehab assignment on Sunday [Extra Bases]

Valentine: Fenway Park is ‘baseball land of Oz’ [Extra Bases]

A message from Curt Schilling regarding Fenway Park’s celebration [Full Count]

Nuggetpalooza: Notes on the Red Sox and the rest of baseball [Full Count]

Friday morning with Bobby Valentine: Jon Lester needs his rest, ‘concern’ about Andrew Miller, next steps for Daisuke Matsuzaka [Full Count]

Why the Red Sox shuffled their lineup [Full Count]

100 Years Of Fenway Park: The Wall, Some Great Ball And Brawls … [Hartford Courant]

Wally the Green Monster Shows Off Drumming Skills During MLB Fan Cave Jam Session (Video) [NESN.com]

Jim Rice Visits MLB Fan Cave, Talks About His Memories of Playing at Fenway Park (Video) [NESN.com]

Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis Cherish Mystique of Fenway Park Through 100 Years [NESN.com]

Was Dave Roberts’ Steal the Greatest Moment at Fenway Park in Red Sox-Yankees History? [NESN.com]

YES Network’s Top Red Sox-Yankees Moments Feature Some of Franchises’ Iconic Names [NESN.com]

Terry Francona Shuts Down Lansdowne Street As Fans Welcome Back Former Skipper (Photo) [NESN.com]

A Series Matter: Red Sox-Yankees and Anniversaries [Projo Sox Blog]

Bard, not Lester, to pitch Sunday [Projo Sox Blog]

Matsuzaka to start rehab assignment Monday, could be back in mid-May [Projo Sox Blog]

Bobby V: “It’s the baseball land of Oz” [Projo Sox Blog]

Miller has ugly outing for PawSox [Projo Sox Blog]

Here’s all 213 ex-players at Fenway today [Projo Sox Blog]

Buchholz faces vs. Yanks on Fenway’s anniversary [RedSox.com]

Dice-K’s first rehab start set for Monday [RedSox.com]

Sizzling Sweeney elevated to two-hole [RedSox.com]

Valentine in awe of Fenway’s history [RedSox.com]

On Its 100th Anniversary, a Salute to Fenway Park. By a Puppet [Surviving Grady]

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