A.J. Burnett (L), Jon Lester (R) - Getty Images

After taking Game 1 of a three-game set on Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees get set to do battle tonight at Fenway Park.

Tonight’s game will start at 7:10 p.m. and will be shown on NESN in the Red Sox television market. The game will be broadcast on YES in the Yankees television market and will be shown on the MLB Network to the rest of the country. If you can catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.

Jon Lester makes his first start of the 2010 season tonight for Terry Francona and the Red Sox. He has made eight career starts against the Yankees and is 3-1 with a 3.88 ERA. He made four starts against them in 2009 going 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA.

A.J. Burnett will toe the slab for Joe Girardi and the Yankees. In 12 career starts against the Red Sox, Burnett is 5-2 with a 4.23 ERA. In four starts in 2009 against them, he was 0-2 with an 8.85 ERA, including 0-2 in three starts with a 14.21 ERA at Fenway Park. In six career starts against the Red Sox at the Fens, he is 3-2 with a 5.35 ERA.

This post will also serve as an open thread for people who want to use it. In the past I’ve gone over to visit Texy at Center Field during the games. I have talked to her and she said she isn’t doing them anymore. So ya’ll are welcome to use my site each and every game. You can always use the posts with the lineups in it.

Keep reading for lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and pregame links.

New York Yankees0-1

Red Sox logo1-0

1. Derek Jeter SS 1. Jacoby Ellsbury LF
2. Nick Johnson DH 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Mark Teixeira 1B 3. Victor Martinez C
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B 4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Robinson Cano 2B 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Jorge Posada C 6. Adrian Beltre 3B
7. Nick Swisher RF 7. J.D. Drew RF
8. Marcus Thames LF 8. Mike Cameron CF
9. Curtis Granderson CF 9. Marco Scutaro SS
A.J. Burnett SP Jon Lester SP

Here’s the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers in their careers:

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click

Beckett has limited no-trade [Clubhouse Insider]

Smoltz: Beckett-Lester-Lackey ‘more dynamic’ than Smoltz-Maddux-Glavine [Clubhouse Insider]

Westmoreland transfers to Spaulding [CSN New England]

Smoltz: Sox’ Big Three could be better than Braves’ [CSN New England]

Two pitchers from Texas [ESPN Boston]

How offensive output affects pitchers [Curt Schilling – ESPN Boston]

Scoop Jackson: One-on-one with Ortiz [ESPN Boston]

Great expectations for Lester [ESPN Boston]

Five things to think about [ESPN Boston]

Future catching options? [ESPN Boston]

Ask Amalie: On Papi, prospects, and platooning [Extra Bases]

Minor league affiliate rosters [Extra Bases]

Cameron, Scutaro were plenty patient [Extra Bases]

Birds-eye view of Fenway Park [Extra Bases]

Sox asked Beckett for medical contingency [Full Count]

Early returns on new defense [Full Count]

Has Mariano Rivera’s Era of Dominance Reached Its End? [NESN.com]

Red Sox Must Stay Positive When Yankees Are on Top of the World [NESN.com]

Terry Francona’s Managing Tendencies Make for Success on the Field [NESN.com]

Opener Leftovers & “The Pitch Report” [Nuggetpalooza]

Keep an eye on Burnett and Posada [Projo Sox Blog]

Smoltz sees parallels between old Braves, new Red Sox [Projo Sox Blog]

Beckett needs to live up to deal [RedSox.com]

Lester ready to make leap to elite [RedSox.com]

Westmoreland making significant gains [RedSox.com]