After going 5-2 on their road trip, the Boston Red Sox return home for their final regular season homestand which will be nine games. Tonight, they'll kick it off with the first of three games against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. You can catch the game on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees market, you can catch the game on on MY9. If you don't live in either market you're in luck as the MLB Network (outside of Red Sox and Yankees television markets) will have coverage of the game. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
John Lackey makes his second straight start against the Evil Empire and his 27th of the season. In his previous 26 starts, Lackey is 9-12 with a 3.48 ERA. In three starts against the Yanks this season, Lackey is 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA (12 ER/18.2 IP). He's made 26 career starts against them and is 10-10 with a 4.81 ERA. Seven of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 4-2 with a 4.03 ERA.
Hiroki Kuroda is also making his second straight start against the Red Sox and his 30th of the season. In his previous 29 starts, Kuroda is 11-10 with a 2.99 ERA. He's made five starts against the Red Sox this season and is 1-3 with a 4.26 ERA. He's made 11 career starts against the local nine and is 3-4 with a 3.74 ERA. Five of those starts have come at the Fens where he is 1-2 with a 4.55 ERA.
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