Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (86-61)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-12, 6.30)
BLUE JAYS (74-74)
Pitching: LHP Ricky Romero (14-10, 3.01)
Game time: 1:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox start the day with a four-game lead on the Rays for the wild card. They trail the Yankees by four games in the division ... Lackey is 0-3, 9.00 in his last three starts. He is 1-2 with a 12.00 ERA in three starts against Toronto this season ... Romero is 3-6, 7.63 in 12 career starts against the Sox. He faced them on Sept. 9, allowing five run in three innings ... Ellsbury has hit safely in 17 straight games at 28 of 73 with 16 extra-base hits, 13 RBIs, and 15 runs ... Scutaro is 16 of 34 with 15 RBIs in his last nine games ... Reddick has hit in nine straight ... The Sox are 10-7 against the Blue Jays with one game left in the season series. They have scored 8+ runs in seven of those games.
Stat of the Day: Ellsbury has 73 extra-base hits. Among Red Sox players who played 80 percent of their games in center field, only Fred Lynn (82 in 1979, 75 in 1975); Tony Armas (77 in 1984) and Tris Speaker (75 in 1912) have had more.
Song of the Day: "One Step Closer" by U2.