Apr 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
The Boston Red Sox will try to play the role of spoiler in their three-game series against the New York Yankees.
Boston doesn't have much to play for at this point, after falling to the bottom of the AL East. However, it's always fun to play the role of spoiler against your most heated rival. The Red Sox will obviously need to play much better than they have in their last 12 contests, amassing a brutal 1-11 record.
Jon Lester will get the ball for Bobby Valentine's squad as he seeks a quality start. The 28-year-old has been hit hard this season to the tune of a 9-11 mark and a 4.99 ERA. In his last outing, Lester was only average against the Seattle Mariners. The southpaw allowed three runs in six innings on nine hits and two walks.
Kuroda has been solid the entire campaign, sporting 13 wins and a 3.14 ERA. However, Kuroda has been knocked around in his last two games, giving up four earned runs in each of them.
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