Brian Matusz (L), John Lackey (R)

After falling in game one this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox desperately need a win in game two of the doubleheader tonight against the Baltimore Orioles.

Today’s first pitch for game two of the day/night doubleheader is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be carried on NESN if you live in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can watch the game on MASN. If you don’t live in either market, you may be in luck as the MLB Network is scheduled to have coverage of the game as well. And if you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.

John Lackey looks to be the savior of the day for the Red Sox as he makes his 27th and probably most important start of 2011. In his previous 26 starts, Lackey is 12-12 with a 6.19 ERA. His only start of the season against the O’s came back on July 9th when he picked up the win after throwing 6.2 scoreless innings. He’s made 18 career starts against the Orioles and is 11-4 with a 2.89 ERA. He’s made four of those starts at the Fens where he is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

Brian Matusz looks to add to the misery of the Red Sox in his 11th start of 2011. In his previous 10 starts, Matusz is 1-7 with a 9.84 ERA. He has not faced the Red Sox in 2011 and was 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA in five starts back in 2010. Those five starts also represent his career mark against the Red Sox. Three of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER/18 IP).

Click on the read more button below to see today’s lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and links from the overnight and day if you’re on the home page.

Here are this evening’s lineups:

Baltimore Orioles63-89 Boston Red Sox87-66
1. Matt Angle CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. J.J. Hardy SS 2. Marco Scutaro SS
3. Nick Markakis RF 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Vladimir Guerrero DH 4. Dustin Pedroia 2B
5. Chris Davis C 5. David Ortiz DH
6. Robert Andino 3B 6. Jed Lowrie
7. Nolan Reimold LF 7. Conor Jackson
8. Ryan Adams 2B 8. Jason Varitek
9. Craig Tatum C 9. Darnell McDonald RF
Brian Matusz SP John Lackey

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

Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Johnson on foul call: ‘I don’t get that one’ [Alex Speier –]

Sox stars must swing into action [Chad Finn’s Touching All The Bases]

And the slide continues: Orioles 6, Red Sox 5 [Clubhouse Insider]

‘Nothing-to-lose’ Orioles can’t be taken lightly by Red Sox [Clubhouse Insider]

Ortiz wants Aceves in the rotation [Clubhouse Insider]

Red Sox trying to keep their cool despite their tailspin [Clubhouse Insider]

Red Sox drop Game 1 to Orioles, 6-5 [CSN New England]

Controversial call proves crucial in Sox loss [CSN New England]

Sox’ starting woes continue in Game 1 defeat [CSN New England]

Ortiz calls for Aceves in the starting role [CSN New England]

Weiland can’t buck the recent starting pitching trend [CSN New England]

Notes: Crawford scratched from Game 1 [CSN New England]

Red Sox blog: Rapid Reaction: Orioles 6, Red Sox 5 [ESPN Boston]

Ortiz: Aceves should be starting [ESPN Boston]

Ask Nick: Would Angels want Crawford? [Extra Bases]

Ortiz: Make Aceves a starter [Extra Bases]

Closing Time: Red Sox ship keeps sinking in Game 1 loss to O’s [Full Count]

Dustin Pedroia: ‘Season isn’t over because an umpire missed a call’ [Full Count]

Dustin Pedroia reminds everyone Red Sox still have the wild-card lead [Full Count]

Rooting for Yankees Painful, But Part of Pessimistic Red Sox Fans’ ‘Only Hope’ for Team to Make Playoffs []

David Ortiz, Terry Francona Upset Over Blown Call That Ended Red Sox Rally in Loss to Orioles []

David Ortiz Wants Alfredo Aceves to Start, Says Red Sox Need Someone to Go Six or Seven Good Innings []

Kyle Weiland Frustrated by Inability to Get Deep Into Critical Starts After Another Brief Outing []

Video: David Ortiz Has Seen Things Go ‘From Bad to Worse,’ But Says Red Sox Will Keep Competing []

Nuggetpalooza: A few more depressing Sox stats [Nuggetpalooza]

Disputed call mars Game 1 loss [Projo Sox Blog]

Weiland not happy with outing in first game of doubleheader [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox frustrated by missed call [Projo Sox Blog]

Red Sox’s lead in Wild Card trimmed again []

Wheeler dealing with forearm stiffness []

Drew to meet with Red Sox’s medical staff []

Red Sox look forward to getting Lowrie back []

Crawford scratched from Game 1 with stiff neck []

Papi: Aceves should be in rotation, not ‘pen []

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