Josh Beckett (7-1, 3.80 ERA) vs. Gustavo Chacin (5-1, 5.31 ERA). 7:07 PM ET start.
Chacin makes his long-expected return from the disabled list tonight. In his place, Ty Taubenheim pitched adequately, and perhaps as well as Chacin had, but he wasn't nearly as fortunate with respect to wins and losses. In fact, it's quite remarkable that Beckett and Chacin have combined to go 12-2 this season, considering neither of them has pitched inordinately well. I'm worried about Chacin, as most probably are, so I hope his production will differ now that he's had a couple weeks to reflect on his performance (I assume that's what he did while he was on the DL, though I'm sure I'm wrong).
Tonight's Blue Jays lineup:
Tonight's Red Sox lineup:
Let's see if the old Beckett-Hillenbrand feud sparks up again.