Pitching matchups for the Royals series

Thursday: LHP Jon Lester (10-6, 4.52) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (4-0, 2.03), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN.

Friday: RHP Jake Peavy (9-4, 4.14) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (8-6, 2.97), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN.

Saturday: LHP Felix Doubront (8-5, 3.56) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (12-7, 3.96), 7:10 p.m. (ET), NESN.

Sunday: RHP John Lackey (7-9, 3.21) vs. RHP James Shields (6-7, 3.08), 2:10 p.m. (ET), NESN.

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