After beating the Minnesota Twins 10-1 in a 7-inning rain-shortened affair at Fenway Park this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox look to continue their 6-game winning streak with another win.
Tonight’s game, weather permitting of course, is scheduled to start at 7:10 PM. With the Boston Bruins playing tonight, the Red Sox have been relegated to the NESN Plus channel. You can also catch the game on the radio on one of the many affiliates of the Red Sox Radio Network.
That task is up to Brad Penny who struggled in his first Fenway start for the Red Sox last Friday night. He gave up 8 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks while fanning one over 3 innings. Penny has faced the Twins once in his career and has no record with a 7.50 ERA (5 ER in 6 innings).
Francisco Liriano will look to stop the Red Sox winning streak and also for his first win of the season. He is 0-3 with 5.09 ERA this season and has never faced the Red Sox in his career.
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|1. Denard Span||CF||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Brendan Harris||2B||2. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|3. Justin Morneau||1B||3. David Ortiz||DH|
|4. Jason Kubel||DH||4. Kevin Youkilis||3B|
|5. Michael Cuddyer||RF||5. J.D. Drew||RF|
|6. Brian Buscher||3B||6. Jason Bay||LF|
|7. Delmon Young||LF||7. Jason Varitek||C|
|8. Jose Morales||C||8. Jeff Bailey||1B|
|9. Nick Punto||SS||9. Nick Green||SS|
|Francisco Liriano||SP||Brad Penny||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers: