Good afternoon. Here's a preview of the series finale tonight at Fenway Park.
RED SOX (26-24)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15)
Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Tigers vs. Beckett: Avila 3-8, Berry 0-0, Boesch 1-9, Cabrera 3-14, Dirks 1-7, Fielder 3-6, Kelly 0-3, Laird 1-6, Peralta 4-17, Santiago, 1-6, Santos 1-3, Worth 0-2, Young 6-17.
Red Sox vs. Scherzer: Aviles 3-7, Byrd 1-2, Gonzalez 2-11, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 6-8, Pedroia 2-7, Podsednik 3-7, Punto 0-3, Saltalamacchia 2-3, Shoppach 0-2, Sweeney 1-5, Youkilis 2-7.
Notes: The Red Sox will attempt to complete a four-game sweep ... Beckett was battered by the Tigers the first time he faced them this season, giving up five home runs and allowing seven runs ... Adrian Gonzalez has a 10-game hitting streak ... Kevin Youkilis is batting .321 since coming off the disabled list on May 22 ... It is injured closer Andrew Bailey's 28th birthday today ... the Red Sox are 16-17 against righthanded starters this season ... the Red Sox are 23-10 in games in which they hit a home run.
Stat of the day: Beckett has held the Tigers to a .204 average in seven career starts. He's 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA against Detroit.