Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (22-20)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (3-1, 1.75).
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (4-3, 2.91).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox have won five straight, eight of 10 and 11 of 16. They are 20-10 since their 2-10 start. ... The Sox start the day 2.5 games out of first place. ... Beckett is 3-0, 1.36 in his last seven starts and is riding a streak of 18.1 consecutive innings without giving up a run. He is 3-1, 2.60 against the Tigers in his career, 2-0, 1.25 in his last three starts. Beckett has not faced the Tigers since 2009. ... Verlander has allowed one run on two hits over 17 innings in his last two starts. He is 2-2, 3.89 against the Sox in five career starts, giving up three runs over seven innings in his one start last season. ... Verlander is 2-1, 3.14 in four starts at Fenway. ... Kevin Youkilis has hit safely in six straight games at .348 (8 for 23). He is up to .258 on the season.
Sox vs. Verlander: Youkilis 5-14, 2 HR; Crawford 8-23, Ellsbury 2-7, Ortiz 3-12, Drew 2-9, Saltalamacchia 0-6, Pedroia 0-3, Gonzalez 1-1, HR, 2 BB; Lowrie 1-2.
Tigers vs. Beckett: Santiago 0-3, Inge 3-11, Peralta 4-14, Martinez 3-17, 1 HR; Cabrera 0-6, Avila 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Sox and Tigers have six shutouts, tied for the most in the American League.
Song of the Day: "Heat" by 50 Cent.