Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his return to the mound and Fenway Park on Tuesday night against the Anaheim Angels. He will be opposed by Angels ace John Lackey. Here are the starting lineups for Tuesday night's game:
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Drew - RF
Bay - LF
Ortiz - DH
Lowell - 3B
Kotchman - 1B
Varitek - C
Gonzalez - SS
Starting Pitcher: Daisuke Matsuzaka
Figgins - 3B
Izturis - 2B
Abreu - RF
Guerrero - DH
Hunter - CF
Morales - 1B
Rivera - LF
Aybar - SS
Mathis - C
Starting Pitcher: John Lackey
The schedule for the 2010 Major League Baseball season was released Tuesday and it has the Red Sox opening their season April 5 at the Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. After the three-game series with the Yankees, the Sox head out on the road to play three in Kansas City and three in Minnesota, which will be the Twins' home opener in their new ballpark. The Sox also close out their regular season against the Yankees at Fenway, playing New York in three games, Oct. 1-3. In inter-league play, the Red Sox will take on Philadelphia, Arizona and the Dodgers at home, and Colorado, San Francisco and the Phillies away. Other than the June trip to Denver and San Francisco, the Red Sox' other West Coast swings won't take place until July and Sept.
Bruins rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask will get the nod for the entire game on Tuesday night against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in the B's preseason opener, and 29-year-old veteran Dany Sabourin will get the start in goal against the Toronto Maple Leads on Wednesday night. The two goaltenders are in a competition for the backup spot to goaltender Tim Thomas, and B's coach Claude Julien was anxious to get a look at both goaltenders.
Rookie center Zach Hamill will also get a long look on the top line vs. the Rangers as he'll get play between Blake Wheeler and Marco Sturm, who is playing in his first game since wrenching his right knee against the Maple Leafs on Dec. 18. The other members of the B's traveling party set to play against the Rags on Tuesday: Jamie Arniel, Byron Bitz, Chuck Kobasew, Mikko Lehtonen, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Max Sauve, Vladmir Sobotka and Trent Whitfield at forward; Andrew Bodnarchuk, Johnny ...
Talking on the Dennis and Callahan Show, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reiterated how much improvement he and the Patriots need following their come-from-behind, 25-24 win over Buffalo on Monday night at Gillette Stadium. "It's early in the year, and I'm glad we won, but we all realize we have a lot of work to do," Brady said. "We have a lot of work ahead." Asked about how he felt making his first appearance since injuring his knee in last season's opener, Brady said, "I felt good, I felt excited, I think the team was prepared, but it's an execution game." The Pats quarterback also said the Bills came out and played a defensive coverage they "hadn't played in years". Check the 'It Is What It Is Blog' for a full transcript of Brady's interview. Click here to listen to the interview.
Speaking after the Patriots' 25-24, come-from-behind win over the Buffalo Bills, Monday night at Gillette Stadium, Tom Brady talked about throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to Benjamin Watson, saying it was the same play used on the combination's TD pass and catch a few minutes earlier. "I told him it was the best catch I've ever seen him make," Brady said. The Patriots QB also admitted the game showed that his team has a lot of work to do, saying, "We didn't play very well in the first half. We missed some really good opportunities." Also saying, "We've all got to improve. We've got to make better plays." Brady will appear on the Dennis and Callahan Show Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. on WEEI 850. For all the post-game reaction see the 'It Is What It Is Blog'.
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