Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (86-63)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (12-5, 2.49)
Pitching: RHP James Shields (15-10, 2.70)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox have dropped seven of eight and nine of their last 11 games. ... Beckett has faced the Rays twice this season and thrown 17 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with no walks and 12 strikeouts. He is 8-4, 2.94 in 18 career starts against the Rays, 6-1, 3.11 in 10 starts against them at Fenway Park. Beckett is pitching for the first time since spraining his ankle on Sept. 5. ... Shields is 2-2, 2.47 in four starts against the Red Sox this season. He faced them on Sunday and allowed one run on seven hits over 8.1 innings. ... The Sox are 5-10 against the Rays this season and have been outscored by an embarrassing 81-45 margin. The Rays have won the last six games between the teams by a margin of 42-15. ... The Sox are hitting .178/.269/.331 against the Rays pitchers. ... The Rays are now 9-5 in September. They have never posted a winning record in September in franchise history.
Stat of the Day: David Ortiz is hitting .408 (29-for-71) with seven doubles, five home runs, 13 RBI and 10 walks in 19 games since Aug. 24.
Song of the Day: "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith.