Boston Red Sox (10-12) @ Baltimore Orioles (9-12)
Josh Beckett (2-1, 1.93) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (1-3, 3.12)

7:05 PM EDT | Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, Maryland)

Boston: NONE
Baltimore: J.J. Hardy, strained left oblique (placed on 15-day DL 4/13, retroactive to 4/10); Chris Jakubauskas, strained right groin, (placed on 15-day DL 4/18); Brian Matusz, strained left intercostal (placed on 15-day DL 4/3, retroactive to 3/30)

The big question going into tonight’s game is can Josh Beckett make it four outstanding starts in a row?  Beckett has returned to his former ace status on the strength of his last 3 starts, going 8,7 and 8 innings respectively, allowing a total of 3 runs.  Beckett is 6-3 with a 3.53 ERA in his career against the Orioles and has held Oriole batters to a .251/.296/.379 slash line.  His opponent, Jeremy Guthrie has had a solid start to the season in his 4 starts; he allowed 2 runs on 7 hits in 7 innings in his last against Minnesota.  Guthrie does not have good career numbers against the Red Sox in 15 games, 14 starts, he is 1-7 with a 4.94 ERA and a .293/.362/.508 slash line against.

Both the Red Sox and Orioles have no-hitters in their history on April 27th.  For the Red Sox it was Derek Lowe against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2002.  For the Orioles it was Tom Phoebus in 1968 against, you guessed it, the Boston Red Sox.  When Mike Andrews struck out to begin the game against Phoebus, I’m sure no one thought it was the beginning of a no-hitter.  Andrews was a 2B/SS for the Red Sox from 1966-1970.  After the Red Sox, he played for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics before retiring in 1973 with a career line of .268/.360/.385.  He has served as the chairman of the Jimmy Fund since 1984.