The Texas Rangers play host to the Boston Red Sox again on Tuesday night as they look for their fifth straight win over the media darling Red Sox in 2011. The Rangers swept the Red Sox to start the season before shutting out Boston's league leading offense on Monday night.
On Tuesday, the Rangers will take on former Los Angeles Angels ace John Lackey, who has pitched poorly ever since he traded the west coast for the east coast. Despite an 11-9 record, a testament to Boston's offense, Lackey sports a 6.02 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and .301 BAA headed into Tuesday night's contest against the Rangers. Lackey has struck out 86 in 122.2 innings while walking only 37.
Texas will send Colby Lewis to the mound on Tuesday night. Lewis brings an 11-8 record into Tuesday's game to go along with a 3.83 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and .235 BAA. Lewis' Achilles heel this year has been the longball, as he's allowed 28 homers in 159.2 innings of work.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.