Gio Gonzalez (L), Tim Wakefield (R)

After taking three-of-four from the Texas Rangers in Arlington, TX, the Boston Red Sox return home to Historic Fenway Park for a nine-game, eight-day homestand. They’ll kick it off with three games in two days against the Oakland Athletics.

Today’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast in the Red Sox television market on NESN. If you live in the A’s broadcast area, you can catch the game on CSN California. And if you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.

Tim Wakefield will try for the 6th time to get his 200th career MLB win tonight in his 19th start (28th appearance) of 2011. He is 0-2 in his last five tries with a 4.50 ERA. In 27 appearances (18 starts) this season, Wake is 6-5 with a 4.97 ERA. He has not faced the A’s this season and was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (10 ER/12 IP) in two starts against them last year. He’s made 41 appearances (30 starts) against the A’s in his career and is 11-7 with a 4.23 ERA. 23 of those games (14 starts) have come at the Fens where he is 5-3 with a 3.09 ERA.

Gio Gonzalez will get the ball for the A’s tonight in his 26th start of 2011. In his previous 25 starts, Gonzalez is 10-11 with a 3.24 ERA. He took the loss against the Red Sox in his only start against them this year. In that start back on April 20th, he allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings of work. He’s made four career starts against the Red Sox and is 1-1 with a 5.64 ERA. Two of those starts have come at the Fens where he has received two no decisions while allowing six earned runs in 10.1 innings (5.23 ERA).

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Here are this evening’s lineups:

Oakland Athletics59-71 Boston Red Sox80-50
1. Jemile Weeks 2B 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Coco Crisp CF 2. Marco Scutaro SS
3. Hideki Matsui LF 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Josh Willingham DH 4. Dustin Pedroia 2B
5. Brandon Allen 1B 5. David Ortiz DH
6. David DeJesus RF 6. Jed Lowrie 3B
7. Kurt Suzuki C 7. Mike Aviles LF
8. Cliff Pennington SS 8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
9. Scott Sizemore 3B 9. Darnell McDonald RF
Gio Gonzalez SP Tim Wakefield SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

Oakland Athletics @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

Notes: Scott Atchison has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster, Ryan Lavarnway has been optioned back to Pawtucket.

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Doubront being readied for bullpen [Alex Speier –]

Will the sixth time be Tim Wakefield’s lucky charm for win No. 200? [Clubhouse Insider]

A month later, a look at the performances of Rich Harden, Erik Bedard [Clubhouse Insider]

Ryan Lavarnway sent down, Scott Atchison returns and more pregame notes [Clubhouse Insider]

Pregame notes: Crawford out; Youk ready for rehab [CSN New England]

Wakefield on mound tonight looking for No. 200 [ESPN Boston]

Atchison up, Lavarnway down [ESPN Boston]

Races? What races? [ESPN Boston]

The impact of Jacoby Ellsbury [Extra Bases]

Kevin Millar on M&M: Andrew Miller won’t factor in postseason rotation [Full Count]

What of Andrew Miller’s future with the Red Sox? [Full Count]

Rich Harden on near-trade: ‘Strange,’ but no hard feelings [Full Count]

Red Sox notes: How Ryan Lavarnway helped Sox, J.D. Drew and Kevin Youkilis get tuned up [Full Count]

Video: Bill James Explains New ‘Temperature Gauge’ Statistic to Determine How Hot or Cold a Hitter Is []

Ryan Lavarnway Impresses in First Stint With Red Sox, Will Return in September []

Kevin Youkilis to Rehab With Pawtucket Early Next Week, Likely Alongside J.D. Drew, Bobby Jenks []

Terry Francona Happy to Unpack His Suitcase As Red Sox Return Home for Nine-Game Homestand []

How Ryan Lavarnway caught the attention of the Red Sox [Projo Sox Blog]

Athletics’ bullpen pitching on fumes [Projo Sox Blog]

Sox recall Atchison, send Lavarnway back to Pawtucket [Projo Sox Blog]

Rich Harden recalls night he thought he’d been traded [Projo Sox Blog]

Youkilis, Drew to rehab with PawSox next week [Projo Sox Blog]

Day off for Crawford [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox pitching up in the air beyond doubleheader [Projo Sox Blog]

Wakefield’s quest for win No. 200 continues []

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