Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim(16-12) @ Boston Red Sox (12-15)
Jered Weaver (3-2, 3.32) @ Clay Buchholz (1-3, 5.33)
7:10 PM EDT |Fenway Park (Boston, MA.)

Anaheim: Kendrys Morales, broken ankle (Placed on the 15 day DL March 21st); Scott Kazmir, stiff lower back (Placed on the 15 day DL April 8th)
Boston: Daisuke Matsuzaka, stiff right elbow (day-to-day, left April 29th start in 5th inning)


In a match up that was never supposed to happen, Clay Buchholz takes the hill against early Cy Young favorite and flu-infested Jered Weaver. Both battled various forms of internal distress and were scratched from their respective starts on Sunday. Weaver comes in with a sparkling 6-0 record and a 0.99 ERA. Buchholz, on the other hand, looks to improve on a 1-3 mark, and regain the form he showed last year. Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup after sitting out a game with a sore left hip.



  1. Maicer Izturis, 2B
  2. Bobby Abreu, DH
  3. Howie Kendrick, 1B
  4. Torii Hunter, RF
  5. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
  6. Vernon Wells, LF
  7. Erik Aybar, SS
  8. Jeff Mathis, C
  9. Peter Bourjos, CF

Red Sox

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. J.D. Drew, Rf
  7. Jed Lowrie, SS
  8. Carl Crawford, LF
  9. Jason Vartiek, C


-Despite his dominance this season, Weaver is only 2-4, 4.40 in six career starts against the Sox

-Buchholz gave up 45 earned runs all of last year (173 2/3 innings). Only a month into this season (27 innings), he has given up 16 earned runs, or about a third of last year’s total.

-Perhaps even more disturbing, he has already given up six home runs. He gave up 9 all of last year.

-Ortiz vs Weaver (26 at bats): .346/.400/.654

-The Angels are hitting a collective .183/.254/.275 against Buchholz.

-Since the Angels swept the Red Sox in the 2009 ALDS, they are 1-13 against them.

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