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August 31, 2008

Sun @Rays, 1:40 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Brian Burres (7-8, 5.79) vs. Rays' James Shields (11-8, 3.75)

Burres has never beaten Tampa Bay, going 0-3 with a 9.64 ERA in 11 appearances, including three starts. The soft-tossing left-hander has lost three straight decisions and given up four earned runs or more in three straight starts. Shields is 2-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 10 career starts against the Orioles. That includes a 1-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in three starts against them this year.

JEFF ZREBIEC

Mon @Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Garrett Olson (8-6, 6.38) vs. Red Sox's Paul Byrd (9-11, 4.55)

Tue @Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., MASN

Starters: Radhames Liz (5-3, 6.95) vs. Red Sox's Jon Lester (12-5, 3.41)

Wed @Red Sox, 1:35 p.m., MASN

Starters: Jeremy Guthrie (10-11, 3.57) vs. Red Sox's Daisuke Matsuzaka (16-2, 2.82)

Fri Athletics, 7:05, MASN2

Starters: A's Dallas Braden (4-3, 3.88) vs. Chris Waters (2-1, 5.45)

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