Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 4/28

Jon Lester (L), Jake Peavy (R)

After picking up their fifth straight win last night, the Boston Red Sox will go for their third straight win over the Chicago White Sox in game three of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of the Windy City.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the White Sox television market, you can catch the game on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Jon Lester looks to pick up his first win of the season in his fifth start of the season. In his previous four starts, Lester is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA (16 ER/24 IP). He made two starts against the White Sox in 2011 and had a 1-1 record with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER/13.2 IP). Lester’s made seven career starts against the White Sox and is 3-3 with a 5.28 ERA. Five of those starts have come at U.S. Cellular where he is 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA (16 ER/32 IP).

Jake Peavy makes his fifth start of the 2012 season. In his four starts, Peavy is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA.  He picked up the win in his only start against the Red Sox in 2011 back on May 30th when he threw seven innings allowing three runs. Overall in his career, he’s made two starts against the Red Sox and is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12 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:

Boston Red Sox9-10 Chicago White Sox10-10
1. Mike Aviles SS 1. Alejandro De Aza CF
2. Ryan Sweeney RF 2. Alexei Ramirez SS
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Adam Dunn DH
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 4. Paul Konerko 1B
5. David Ortiz DH 5. Alex Rios RF
6. Kevin Youkilis 3B 6. Dayan Viciedo LF
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 7. Tyler Flowers C
8. Cody Ross LF 8. Brent Morel 3B
9. Marlon Byrd CF 9. Gordon Beckham 2B
Jon Lester SP Jake Peavy SP

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

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Daisuke looks sharp in latest rehab outing [Rob Bradford – WEEI.com]

Sox alter course, consider Cook as reliever [Rob Bradford – WEEI.com]

Full house: With Red Sox’ rotation at capacity, Aaron Cook decision looms [Clubhouse Insider]

Dice-K pitches well in Portland [Clubhouse Insider]

Why Bob McClure believes Aaron Cook can help Red Sox as a reliever [Clubhouse Insider]

Matsuzaka ‘progressing well’ after Double-A Seadogs start [CSN New England]

Sox may consider Cook in relief [CSN New England]

Dice-K sharp for Sea Dogs (7 K’s, 1 ER, 4.2 IP) [ESPN Boston]

Cook starts for PawSox; decision looms [ESPN Boston]

Valentine lauds CF Marlon Byrd [ESPN Boston]

For Lester, a long time between victories [Extra Bases]

Red Sox ponder using Cook in relief [Extra Bases]

Daniel Bard’s Versatility, Clutch Performance Worthy of Amica Pitcher of the Week Honors [NESN.com]

Red Sox Exploring Possibility of Recalling Aaron Cook as Reliever [NESN.com]

Jerry Remy to Miss a Couple of Games in the Booth During Red Sox’ Trip to Chicago [NESN.com]

Locked in late in his last start, Lester looks to carry it over [Projo Sox Blog]

Without Crawford and Ellsbury, Red Sox still lead majors in runs [Projo Sox Blog]

Matsuzaka throws 4 2/3 strong innings at Double-A Portland [Projo Sox Blog]

Marlon Byrd exceeding expectations defensively for Red Sox [Projo Sox Blog]

Valentine: Cook to bullpen a possibility [Projo Sox Blog]

Lester looks to keep the momentum rolling [RedSox.com]

Dice-K dazzles in second rehab outing [RedSox.com]

Byrd finding his groove with Red Sox [RedSox.com]

Cook now an option to pitch out of bullpen [RedSox.com]

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