Good afternoon. Here are the lineups and pregame notes for today's game:
RED SOX (25-24)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.72)
Pitching: LHP Drew Smyly (2-1, 3.14)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO (680)
Red Sox vs. Smyly: No Red Sox have faced Smyly
Tigers vs. Lester: Avila 1-3, Berry 0-0, Boesch 2-10, Cabrera 5-11, Dirks 0-0, Fielder 2-6, Kelly 0-0, Laird 6-19, Peralta 2-6, Santiago 0-3, Worth 1-2, Young 6-28
Notes: Smyly, a rookie, is making his first start at Fenway Park ... Gonzalez needs one home run to reach 200 for his career ... Since May 11, the Red Sox have the best winning percentage in the majors (.722, tied with White Sox) ... Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to start for Triple A Pawtucket Thursday against Norfolk ... The Red Sox lead the majors with 192 extra-base hits.
Stat of the day: Vicente Padilla is 16 for 16 stranding inherited runners.