Gio Gonzalez (L), John Lackey (R) - AP Photos

After a split of the four-game set with the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox welcome the Oakland A’s to town for a three-game set to close out the homestand 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. If you live in the A’s television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.

John Lackey has had an up-and-down 2010 in his first season with the Red Sox as he’s struggled with his command at times. In ten starts, he is 5-3 with a 4.84 ERA. Lackey made three starts as a member of the Angels against the A’s in 2009 and was 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA. He’s made 29 career starts against the A’s and is 16-4 with a 2.76 ERA.

Gio Gonzalez makes his 11th start of the season for the A’s and Bob Geren. In his previous ten starts, he is 5-3 with a 3.54 ERA. He’s made one career start against the Red Sox and that came in 2009. The game took place on 7/30/09 at the Fens and Gonzalez received a no-decision after allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.

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

Oakland A's28-24

Red Sox logo29-23

1. Rajai Davis CF 1. Marco Scutaro SS
2. Daric Barton 1B 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Ryan Sweeney RF 3. Victor Martinez C
4. Kurt Suzuki 1B 4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Jack Cust DH 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B 6. Adrian Beltre 3B
7. Gabe Gross LF 7. J.D. Drew RF
8. Mark Ellis 2B 8. Bill Hall LF
9. Cliff Pennington SS 9. Darnell McDonald CF
Gio Gonzalez SP John Lackey SP

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

Oakland A's vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

Here’s an update for the Red Sox concerning the weather forecast for tonight’s game:

The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for showers and thunderstorms during the early afternoon and evening hours. Conditions are expected to improve as the evening progresses.

The Fenway Park gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 5:10 p.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that tonight’s game against the Oakland Athletics, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., will begin on time. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.

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AL All-Star Voting Update – 6/1 [SOX & Dawgs]

Cameron feeling ‘a little sore’ [Clubhouse Insider]

Cameron out of lineup [CSN New England]

Scutaro’s problems are a pain in the neck [CSN New England]

Kalish promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket [ESPN Boston]

Cameron out, Ellsbury not close [ESPN Boston]

Whole lotta love for Doc from Tito [ESPN Boston]

Ask Amalie: Sunny times ahead for Sox? [Extra Bases]

Kalish promoted to Pawtucket [Extra Bases]

Cameron out with soreness [Extra Bases]

Francona bonds with Doc Rivers [Extra Bases]

Red Sox pre-game notes, 6/1 [Full Count]

Jacoby Ellsbury Responds to Criticisms of His Toughness []

Red Sox Could Call Upon Amherst High School Lefty Kevin Ziomek in MLB Draft []

Stretching Crucial to Being Able to Stay Fresh Behind the Plate for Jason Varitek []

Terry Francona: I’m a Big Doc Rivers Fan []

Cameron “sore,” getting extra day off [Projo Sox Blog]

Ellsbury hitting in the cage, still hurting [Projo Sox Blog]

Beckett discussion expected before Tuesday’s game [Projo Sox Blog]

Francona as excited as anyone about Celts’ run [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox’s Lackey, A’s renew acquaintances []

Papi seeks return to All-Star Game []