Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers while starting in a minor league game against the Minnesota Twins during spring training baseball in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, March 24, 2009.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

With the opening day in the books, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will do battle once again at Fenway Park tonight at 7:10 PM. The game will be broadcast on NESN and ESPN2 and can also be listened to on the Red Sox Radio Network.

The weather will be a little bit on the chilly side according to the forecast with temperature’s in the high 30’s to low 40’s.

Jon Lester will make the start for Terry Francona and the Red Sox tonight. Lester’s had some success against the Rays during the regular season as he is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 7 starts. Three of those wins have come at Fenway Park in 5 starts. During the 2008 ALCS, Lester was 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA in two starts.

Joe Maddon will give the ball to the longest tenured member of his staff Scott Kazmir. In 21 starts against the Red Sox, Kazmir is 6-7 with a 3.62 ERA. He is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA in 11 career Fenway starts.

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Tito appears on D&H this morning for first live interview of 2009 season [WEEI]

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Here are the lineups for today’s game:

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1. Jason Bartlett SS 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Carl Crawford LF 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Evan Longoria 3B 3. David Ortiz DH
4. Carlos Peña 1B 4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Pat Burrell DH 5. Rocco Baldelli RF
6. Dioner Navarro C 6. Jason Bay LF
7. Ben Zobrist RF 7. Mike Lowell 3B
8. Gabe Kapler CF 8. Jed Lowrie SS
9. Akinori Iwamura 2B 9. Jason Varitek C
Scott Kamir SP Jon Lester SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox