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Afternoon Red Sox Delight – 5/9

After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split of their four-game series tonight with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.

John Lackey makes just his fourth start of 2013. In his previous three starts, Lackey is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA. He last faced the Twins when he picked up the win after allowing two runs in 6.2 innings of work. He's made 15 career starts against them  and is 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA.

Kevin Correia makes his seventh start of 2013 and in the AL. In his previous six starts, Correia is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA. His lone career appearance against the Red Sox came in 2007 when he threw one inning of scoreless ball at the Fens.

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Minnesota Twins15-15 Boston Red Sox21-13
1. Brian Dozier 2B 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Joe Mauer C 2. Shane Victorino RF
3. Josh Willingham LF 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Justin Morneau 1B 4. David Ortiz DH
5. Trevor Plouffe 3B 5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Ryan Doumit DH 6. Daniel Nava LF
7. Oswaldo Arcia RF 7. Will Middlebrooks 3B
8. Aaron Hicks CF 8, Stephen Drew SS
9. Pedro Florimon SS 9. David Ross C
Kevin Correia SP John Lackey SP

Allen Webster was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after last night's night game. Jose De La Torre was called up from the PawSox to take his place on the 25-man roster. Joel Hanrahan was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for De La Torre on the 40-man roster.

And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

More links will be added if/when they become available so please check back often.

How Adrian Gonzalez may have helped David Ortiz become a better hitter [clubhouse insider]

Surgery remains a possibility for injured Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan [clubhouse insider]

New Red Sox reliever Jose De La Torre used World Baseball Classic as proving ground [clubhouse insider]

As starters struggle, so do Sox [csn new england]

Expect Buchholz noise to die out [csn new england]

Hanrahan put on 60-day DL [csn new england]

Notes: Red Sox have 'ample arms rested and ready' [csn new england]

Ortiz 'hurt' by PED speculation [espn boston]

Hanrahan injury worse than expected? [espn boston]

Scout's honor: Webster will rebound [espn boston]

Red Sox move Hanrahan to 60-day DL [espn boston]

Joel Hanrahan placed on 60-day disabled list; season in doubt [extra bases]

Ben Cherington on D&C: ‘Unfortunate and sad’ that David Ortiz faces questions about PEDs [full count]

Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan on D&C: ‘Clay Buchholz isn’t getting, to me, any sort of competitive advantage over his peers’ [full count]

Source: Joel Hanrahan headed for 60-day disabled list [full count]

Joel Hanrahan Placed on 60-Day Disabled List, Jose De La Torre Activated From Triple-A for First Stint in Majors [nesn.com]

Twins Infielder Trevor Plouffe Invites Four Watertown Police Officers to Thursday’s Red Sox Game [nesn.com]

Joel Hanrahan’s Injury Highlights Importance of Red Sox’ Other Offseason Bullpen Decisions [nesn.com]

Hanrahan out at least two months, possibly the season [projo sox blog]

De La Torre gets the call [projo sox blog]

Middlebrooks, Ross back in lineup [projo sox blog]

Morales will continue rehab on Monday [projo sox blog]

Doubront to return to the rotation [projo sox blog]

Coming off loss, Lackey looks to notch second win [redsox.com]

Red Sox transfer Hanrahan to 60-day DL [redsox.com]

Kyle Kaminska announces retirement [sox prospects]

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