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Red Sox-Rays Pitching Matchups: Dueling Aces On Tuesday

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Jon Lester (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Jon Lester (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox welcome the Tampa Bay Rays into Fenway Park for a three-game series starting Monday.

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Here are the pitching matchups for the series, with both teams looking to turn their season around after tough starts.


Jeremy Hellickson (0-1, 4.76 ERA) vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 5.40 ERA)


David Price (0-2, 4.85 ERA) vs. Jon Lester (0-0, 3.65 ERA)


James Shields (0-1, 4.73 ERA)  vs. John Lackey (1-1, 15.58 ERA)

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The matchup of the series comes Tuesday night, when a pair of aces seek their first win of the season in Jon Lester and David Price. Lester has been solid against the Rays over the last three seasons, going 8-3 with a 3.27 ERA, holding the Tampa bats to a .225 batting average.

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