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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 24: Tanner Houck #89 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park on August 24, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 24: Tanner Houck #89 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park on August 24, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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Here’s where to find the Boston Red Sox this morning

The Boston Red Sox have been hard to watch lately. Major League Baseball is making it even harder by switching up which television station to find the game this Sunday.

The Red Sox will host the Chicago White Sox for their series finale in a game starting at 11:35 a.m. The early start time isn’t the only change though. Many fans are accustomed to watching games on NESN, the regional sports network of the Red Sox. Perhaps you subscribe to MLB.tv if you’re a fan living outside of the Boston market. You won’t catch the game today with either of those options.

Today’s game will air on NBC and Peacock. According to Forbes, MLB signed a $30 million annual deal with Peacock to air games on Sunday mornings. Most of the games will be exclusive to Peacock but today you can also find the Red Sox on NBC.

Here’s the link to subscribe to Peacock for those of you who haven’t used the streaming service before.

The Red Sox aim to salvage this three game series at Fenway Park after dropping the first two games to Chicago. Saturday’s loss was another gut-punch as their shaky bullpen blew the save opportunity in the ninth. The Red Sox went on to lose in the 10th, dropping them to 0-6 in extra-inning games this season.

Michael Wacha was scratched from his scheduled start due to side soreness. MassLive’s Christoper Smith reports that an MRI came back clean but the Red Sox are being cautious with Wacha due to a previous oblique injury. It doesn’t appear to be serious so hopefully Wacha can return to the mound next week, possibly by next weekend when the Red Sox are in Texas to face the Rangers.

Tanner Houck will get the start today in place of Wacha. Houck opened the season in the rotation but was removed during the team’s trip to Toronto since his vaccination status prohibited him from crossing the border. He pitched well in a couple of relief appearances but was lit up for seven earned runs in his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels, inflating his ERA from 2.41 to an unsightly 5.14.

Houck will look to get back on track in his return to the rotation. Some run support would go a long way toward helping him secure a desperately needed victory. Boston has scored two runs or fewer in each of their last three games and five of their last nine.

The Red Sox have a history of Mother’s Day miracles. They might need another today to pull out of their slump.

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