After losing two-of-three to the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox welcome to the Detroit Tigers to Historic Fenway Park this afternoon for the first game of a four-game set.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Tigers television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Felix Doubront looks to get the Red Sox back to .500 in his 10th start of 2012. In his previous nine starts, Doubront is 4-2 with a 3.96 ERA. He has never faced the Tigers in his career.
Doug Fister is also looking to get his team to the .500 mark in his sixth start of 2012. In his previous five starts, Fister is 0-2 with a 1.84 ERA. He picked up a no decision in his only start of 2012 against the Red Sox when he threw 3.2 innings of shutout ball before leaving with an injury. He’s made five career starts against the Red Sox and is 1-2 with a 2.89 ERA (9 ER/28 IP). Two of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12 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 today’s lineups:
|1. Quintin Berry||CF||1. Daniel Nava||LF|
|2. Ryan Raburn||RF||2. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|3. Miguel Cabrera||3B||3. Adrian Gonzalez||RF|
|4. Prince Fielder||1B||4. David Ortiz||DH|
|5. Delmon Young||DH||5. Kevin Youkilis||1B|
|6. Jhonny Peralta||SS||6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C|
|7. Andy Dirks||LF||7. Ryan Sweeney||CF|
|8. Gerald Laird||C||8. Will Middlebrooks||3B|
|9. Danny Worth||2B||9. Mike Aviles||SS|
|Doug Fister||SP||Felix Doubront||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:
NOTES: As you can tell from the lineup, Sweeney has been activated from the seven-day DL. To make room on the 25-man roster, Che-Hsuan Lin was optioned to the PawSox.
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Long faces [Boston Globe]
Gonzalez had a blast – up until the end [Boston Globe]
A no-win situation [Boston Globe]
Red Sox again can’t get over hump [Boston Herald]
Red Sox have changed for better [Boston Herald]
Good old Clay [Boston Herald]
Aceves’ stellar run hits snag [Boston Herald]
Alfredo Aceves, Red Sox blow it [Boston Herald]
Ryan Sweeney returns; Adrian Gonzalez in RF; Daniel Nava leads off [Clubhouse Insider]
Aceves blows late lead as Sox fall to Rays, 4-3 [CSN New England]
Strong outing, but no win for Buchholz [CSN New England]
Aceves’ blown save snaps nine-game streak [CSN New England]
Gonzalez homers in the midst of struggles [CSN New England]
Sweeney (concussion) starting in centerfield [CSN New England]
Iglesias coming on strong [ESPN Boston]
Rapid Reaction: Rays 4, Red Sox 3 [ESPN Boston]
Aceves blows Buchholz’s best start of 2012 [ESPN Boston]
Which Ballpark Food Is Your Favorite? [NESN.com]
Aceves’ saves streak ends in Boston’s loss [RedSox.com]
Doubront takes the hill in opener vs. Detroit [RedSox.com]
Kalish: ‘I’ve just got to push through it’ [SoxProspects.com]