After taking the weekend series from the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox look to continue the momentum against the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-game set at Fenway Park.
Tonight’s 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 Rays television market, you can catch the game on Sun Sports. And if you don’t live in either market you’re in luck as ESPN will also be broadcasting tonight’s game. You can also watch the game online at ESPN3.com. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.
Daisuke Matsuzaka looks to ride the momentum of Josh Beckett‘s start last night in his second outing of the season. He took the loss against the Cleveland Indians on April 6th when he allowed three runs over five innings. He made three starts against the Rays in 2010 and was 0-2 with a 8.62 ERA. Dice-K has made 12 career starts against the Rays and is 2-6 with a 5.09 ERA.
Jeremy Hellickson will make his second start of the season for the struggling Rays. He took the loss after allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 6th. Hellickson has made one career appearance against the Red Sox and that came in 2010 on September 7th at Fenway Park where he allowed three runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Here’s how tonight’s starting pitchers have fared against the hitters.
I’m on my way to Fenway Park right now so be sure to check out tonight’s starting lineups at Extra Bases.
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