CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 25: Theo Epstein, the new President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, speaks during a press conference at Wrigley Field on October 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Boston Red Sox visit Wrigley Field for the first time since 2005 for a three-game series against Theo Epstein's new team.
The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs meet in a matinee Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field to begin a three-game interleague series. (Game Time: 2:20 p.m., TV: NESN)
The Red Sox (31-32) won the final two games of their series with the Miami Marlins after dropping their previous four outings. They will be visiting Wrigley Stadium for the first time since 2005, and will hand the ball to Daisuke Matsuzaka as they attempt to down former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's new team.
Chicago will counter with Ryan Dempster, who has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his 11 starts. The Cubs are 3-10 this month and have the worst record (21-42) in the MLB.