Moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation after injuries to starters John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka, Aceves allowed just one earned run in each of his first two starts in a Boston uniform, and carries a 2.22 ERA into Tuesday. The right-hander has lost just one game in his career and comes in with an impressive 16-1 career record.
Aceves will take the mound Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park as the Red Sox attempt to get back on track after Jon Lester‘s shaky outing (5 2/3 innings, eight hits, seven runs) Monday night.
Also enjoying success in the absence of Lackey and Matsuzaka has been Tim Wakefield, who will have the ball Wednesday afternoon. The 44-year-old knuckleballer has turned in quality outings in his last two starts, most recently allowing just five hits and two runs over seven innings in a winning effort against Detroit on Friday.
Clay Buchholz will close out the week for the Red Sox when the Oakland A’s come to town on Friday night. Buchholz has allowed three runs or fewer in six straight outings, but has been saddled with no decisions in each of his last three starts.
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