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RED SOX (39-27)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-2, 2.06)
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (7-4, 3.03)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: Those pesky Rays are 3-0 against the Sox this season, outscoring them 23-7. They are 10-3 against the Sox since last June 20. ... The Sox are 8-20 at Tropicana Field since the start of the 2008 season. Must be the cowbells. ... Beckett has faced the Rays once since April 30, 2009. That came on April 16, 2010 when he threw seven shutout innings. ... Beckett has a 1.65 ERA since May 1 but a more human 3.32 in his last three starts. ... Hellickson has thrown seven career innings against the Sox. He started against them at Fenway on April 11. His lineL 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K. He is 6-2, 2.58 in his last nine starts. ... Ellsbury has an 11-game hit streak going.
Stat of the Day: The Sox were 111-58 against the Rays in the first 10 years of the series. They are 24-33 the last four seasons.
Song of the Day: "Heat" by 50 Cent.