Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (11-12)
Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard (2-2, 3.72)
Pitching: RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-3, 3.23)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Athletics vs. Bard: Pennington 2-6, Crisp 0-4, Suzuki 0-4, Barton 0-2, Inge 0-1, Smith 0-1.
Red Sox vs. McCarthy: Ortiz 3-10, Youkilis 1-11, Sweeney 2-9, Shoppach 3-6, Pedroia 2-6, Aviles 0-3, Punto 0-3.
Stat of the Day: McCarthy is 7-0, 3.50 in 12 starts against AL East teams since the start of the 2009 season.
Notes: The Sox have dropped two of three after winning six straight. ... Bard is 0-0, 0.64 over 14 innings in 14 career appearances against Oakland. ... McCarthy is 1-3, 6.29 in seven career appearances against the Red Sox, the last in 2009. ... Middlebrooks was hitting .333/.380/.677 with Pawtucket this season. He has nine home runs and 27 RBIs in 24 games. ... The Red Sox also called up RHP Clayton Mortensen, who was obtained from the Rockies for Marco Scutaro. He has 24 games of big league experience with the Cardinals and Rockies, posting a 5.12 ERA. He was 2-2, 0.90 in six relief appearances for Pawtucket. ... The teams will wear 1936 throwback uniforms tonight. Before that season, the Philadelphia A's sold Jimmie Foxx to Boston.
Song of the Day: "New Kid In Town by The Eagles.