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GameThread: Game 2 - Rays @ Red Sox

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Being 1-0 has never felt so sweet.

Josh Beckett led the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory yesterday over the Rays and look for more today. No. 2 man Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Sox, while Scott Kazmir will oppose him.

A lefty-lefty showdown in the Fens.

RED SOX RAYS
NAME J. Lester
S. Kazmir
W-L 0-0 0-0
ERA n/a n/a
K/9 n/a n/a
BB/9 n/a n/a

In 21 career starts against the Sox (most against any one team), Kazmir has had mixed results. He is 6-7 with a 3.62 ERA. It seems as though if Kazmir has an offense behind him, he can win some games, but not necessarily against the Red Sox.

Lester has been solid against the Rays in seven starts. He is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 42.4 innings pitched.