Chris Tillman (L), John Lackey (R)

After going 3-4 on their road trip, the Boston Red Sox return home for a seven-game home stanza, all against AL East foes. Tonight, they’ll kick it off with the first game of a four-game set against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN+ in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles market, you can catch the game on MASN. If you don’t live in either market you’re in luck as the MLB Network will have coverage of the game as well. And if you can’t catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2014 Red Sox Radio Network.

John Lackey toes the rubber for the fourth time in 2014 and second at home. In his previous three starts, Lackey is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA (8 ER/18.2 IP). He picked up a win in his lone start against the Birds after allowing two runs in six innings of work back on April 2. He’s made 24 career starts against them and is 14-5 with a 3.33 ERA.

Chris Tillman makes his fourth start of 2014 tonight. In his previous three starts, Tillman is 1-1 with a 0.84 ERA (2 ER/21.1 IP). He picked up a no decision on Opening Day against the Red Sox after allowing one run in five innings of work. He’s made 12 career starts against the home team and is 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA. Five of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles7-7 Boston Red Sox7-9
1. Nick Markakis RF 1. Grady Sizemore LF
2. Delmon Young LF 2. Daniel Nava RF
3. Chris Davis 1B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Adam Jones CF 4. Mike Napoli DH
5. Nelson Cruz DH 5. Mike Carp 1B
6. Matt Wieters C 6. Xander Bogaerts SS
7. J.J. Hardy SS 7. A.J. Pierzynski C
8. Steve Lombardozzi 2B 8. Jackie Bradley, Jr CF
9. Jonathan Schoop 3B 9. Brock Holt 3B
Chris Tillman SP John Lackey SP


As you can see from the lineup, Holt was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. Ryan Roberts was designated for assignment to make room for Holt on the active roster.

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

Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox Batter/Pitcher Matchups

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