Rain, rain stay away ...

May, 18, 2011
5/18/11
3:38
PM ET
BOSTON -- The tarp has been on the field at Fenway since last night, but chances of a baseball game being played tonight seem a little brighter than last night. A handful of pitchers are out in right field stretching and tossing. Meanwhile, the Red Sox say there is a "chance of scattered light rain showers during the late afternoon and early evening hours".

All Fenway gates will be opening at their regularly-scheduled time of 5:40 p.m., with a limited opening on Yawkey Way at 5:10, but there is still the possibility of a rain delay tonight.

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup for the series opener against Victor Martinez and the Tigers:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Mike Cameron, RF
8. Carl Crawford, LF
9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
SP -- Clay Buchholz, RHP
Brendan C. Hall joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools reporter/editor in May 2010, after four years covering high schools for The Boston Globe. The Westminster, Mass. native also served on the Globe's Bruins beat in 2009.

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