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3 game series vs Red Sox @ Minute Maid Park

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@ Houston Astros Red-star

Friday, Jun 27, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Daisuke Matsuzaka vs Runelvys Hernandez

Partly cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 90.

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Sat 06/28

Jon Lester vs Brandon Backe

Partly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

6:05 PM CDT
Sun 06/29 1:05 PM CDT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Daisuke Matsuzaka 8-1 12 12 0 0 0 0 65.0 51 28 25 5 41 56 3.46 1.42

Runelvys Hernandez(pronounced ROO-nell-vees) makes his first career National League start today after spending parts of 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 in the Royals organization. While with the Royals, Hernandez earned a 5.38 ERA over 78 starts in which he struck out 231 batters while walking 177. Hernandez has a career 25-33 record as a major leage player. Hopefull this time out, Hernandez will be able to stop the long ball.Hernandez does have 1 complete game shut out in his career in which he allowed 7 hits and a walk against the Blue Jays on 8/26/2006.


Lineup

Boston Red Sox @ Houston Astros

06/27/08 7:05 PM CDT

Boston Red Sox Houston Astros
Coco Crisp - CF Michael Bourn - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B David Newhan - 2B
J.D. Drew - RF Miguel Tejada - SS
Manny Ramirez - LF Lance Berkman - 1B
Mike Lowell - 3B Carlos Lee - LF
Kevin Youkilis - 1B Geoff Blum - 3B
Jason Varitek - C Hunter Pence - RF
Julio Lugo - SS Humberto Quintero - C
Daisuke Matsuzaka - P Runelvys Hernandez - P