Jon Lester (L), Zack Greinke (R)

After getting blown out 10-3 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage the finale of a three-game set tonight with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Angels television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports West. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.

Jon Lester steps on the slab for the 26th time in 2012 tonight. In his previous 25 starts, Lester is 8-10 with a 4.98 ERA. He has not faced the Angels this season and was 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13 IP) in 2011. Lester has made seven career starts against the Halos and is 4-1 with a 4.20 ERA. Three of those starts have come at the Big A where he is 2-0 with a 5.02 ERA.

Zack Greinke makes his seventh start in an Angels uniform and 28th overall this season. In 27 starts between his time with the Milwaukee Brewers and Angels, Greinke is 11-5 with a 3.87 ERA. In his six starts with the Angels, he is 2-2 with a 5.22 ERA. He last faced the Red Sox in 2010 as a member of the Kansas City Royals when he went 0-2 with a 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP). Overall in his career, Greinke has made six career appearances (five starts) and is 1-4 with a 2.88 ERA.

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Here are today’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox62-69 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim68-62
1. Scott Podsednik LF 1. Mike Trout CF
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Torii Hunter RF
3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3. Albert Pujols DH
4. James Loney 1B 4. Mark Trumbo 1B
5. Cody Ross RF 5. Howie Kendrick 2B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia DH 6. Erick Aybar SS
7. Ryan Lavarnway C 7. Maicer Izturis 3B
8. Mike Aviles SS 8. Vernon Wells LF
9. Pedro Ciriaco 3B 9. Chris Iannetta C
Jon Lester SP Zack Greinke SP

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

Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim batter/pitcher matchups

NOTES: Daniel Bard has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the 25-man roster for him, last night’s starter Zach Stewart was optioned to the PawSox.

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Red Sox’ High-Profile Shake-Up Evokes Many Emotions, But Necessary to Improve Culture [tom caron –]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia on diminished time behind plate: ‘I want to play’ [clubhouse insider]

September means roster expansion [csn new england]

Stewart on nine-run debut: ‘I was too inconsistent’ [csn new england]

Boras sees Ellsbury as ‘franchise player’ [espn boston]

Smart spenders? Sox rank 70th in new poll [espn boston]

Lester goes for fourth straight win tonight [espn boston]

Francona ‘astounded’ by Sox trade [espn boston]

Random West Coast thoughts on the Red Sox [extra bases]

Happy birthday, Ted Williams [extra bases]

Kevin Heller Making Seamless Transition From Yankees Fan to Hardworking Red Sox Minor Leaguer (Podcast) []

Mauro Gomez Continues to Be Nice Surprise at Big League Level After MVP Season in Pawtucket []

New Red Sox Addition Rubby De La Rosa Earns Stamp of Approval From Former Teammate Vicente Padilla []

Angels’ Morales a possible target for post-trade Red Sox [projo sox blog]

Prospect Brentz promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket [projo sox blog]

Ciriaco getting comfortable at third base [projo sox blog]

Bard back in the bullpen, Aceves to start? [projo sox blog]

Aviles, Saltalamacchia adapting to new roles [projo sox blog]

Facing Angels, Lester looks to keep rolling []

Career once stalled, Olmsted shows promise []

Bogaerts highlights seven Red Sox named minor league All-Stars []

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