The Red Sox snapped their six-game winning streak Sunday in Chicago, but the schedule continues to be in their favor as they return home to Fenway Park this evening. Here are tonight's lineups:
Note: Lineup updated at 6:25 p.m. (Punto replaced Youkilis)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-1, 8.87 ERA)
Pitching:LHP Tommy Milone (3-1, 2.00 ERA)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Stat of the Day: Clay Buchholz has a 7.84 ERA in five career starts against the A's. It's his highest ERA against any team.
Notes: The Red Sox have been outscored 46-17 during their last five games at home, all losses. ... David Ortiz is hitting .531 (17-for-32) at home this season. ... The Red Sox lead baseball with a .307 average, .534 slugging percentage, and .898 OPS at home this season. ... 25 of Bostonís next 39 games through June 10 come at home, including 18 home contests in May.