Wakefield vs. Chacon
On Thursday, Tim Wakefield (2-4, 3.97 ERA) starts for the Red Sox against Shawn Chacon (4-1, 3.94 ERA). Chacon has limited opponents to one run in each of his last five starts. Wakefields confidence and comfort on the mound seemingly returned with catcher Doug Mirabelli. Wakefield pitched seven strong innings (allowing three runs) against the Yankees earlier in the month.