After falling yesterday 6-2 on the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on the winning side of things in the second game of a three-game set with their AL East rivals, the New York Yankees.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast to 91% of the country on FOX. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Felix Doubront looks to keep his pitch count under control in his third start of 2012. In his previous two starts, Doubront has no record with a 5.40 ERA (6 ER/10 IP). He made three appearances out of the bullpen last year against the Yankees and had no record with a 4.91 ERA (2 ER/3.2 IP). Overall in his career, Doubront has made four appearances against the Yankees and has no record with a 3.86 ERA (2 ER/4.2 IP).
Freddy Garcia also makes his third start of the season this afternoon. In his previous two starts, Garcia is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA (8 ER/10.1 IP). The 12-year veteran made five appearances (four starts) against the Red Sox in 2011 and was 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA. Garcia has made 21 career appearances (20 starts) against the local nine and is 9-4 with a 4.45 ERA. Nine of those appearances (eight starts) have come at the century old ballpark where he is 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA.
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Here are today’s lineups:
|1. Derek Jeter||DH||1. Mike Aviles||SS|
|2. Nick Swisher||RF||2. Ryan Sweeney||RF|
|3. Robinson Cano||2B||3. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|4. Alex Rodriguez||3B||4. Adrian Gonzalez||1B|
|5. Mark Teixeira||1B||5. David Ortiz||DH|
|6. Curtis Granderson||CF||6. Kevin Youkilis||3B|
|7. Andruw Jones||LF||7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C|
|8. Russell Martin||C||8. Cody Ross||CF|
|9. Eduardo Nunez||SS||9. Darnell McDonald||LF|
|Freddy Garcia||SP||Felix Doubront||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:
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Fenway’s 100th:Sox players awed by ceremony [CSN New England]
Fenway’s 100th:’A terrific event’ [CSN New England]
Sox and Cubs talking about a deal for Marlon Byrd [Extra Bases]
Mike Lowell: Future Red Sox Manager? [Surviving Grady]