Here's a preview of tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
RED SOX (48-45)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-7, 4.44)
BLUE JAYS (45-47)
Pitching: LHP Aaron Laffey (1-1, 3.38)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Laffey: Aviles 2-10, Ciriaco 0-0, Crawford 4-10, Ellsbury 0-2, Gonzalez 1-2, Middlebrooks 0-2, Nava 0-0, Pedroia 2-6, Punto 2-11, Ross 0-3, Saltalamacchia 4-10, Shoppach 1-5, Sweeney 0-1.
Blue Jays vs. Beckett: Arencibia 0-0, Davis 0-3, Encarnacion 1-7, Escobar 1-11, Francisco 2-2, Gomez 0-0, Gose 0-0, Johnson 2-9, Lawrie 0-1, Lind 8-19, Mathis 2-10, Rasmus 0-0, Vizquel 4-15.
Stat of the day: The Red Sox have won nine of their last 13 home games against the Blue Jays, outscoring them 92-50.
Notes: The Sox are 5-2 since the All-Star break Laffey faced the Red Sox June 26. He pitched six innings and gave up three hits, but did not allow a run ... The Red Sox are 20-10 when facing a lefthanded starter ... Ross has three home runs in the past two games and 16 on the season. He's hitting .274 with a .348 OBP and .570 SLG ... Pedroia, in his first game back after missing the 11 prior with a thumb injury, batted 1 of 4 and scored on Ross' walk-off three-run homer ... In his first week back since missing the first 89 games of the season with multiple injuries, Crawford is batting 6 of 14 (.429) with 1 RBI. His OBP is .400 and his SLG is .429 for a .929 OPS. He also has three stolen bases.
Song of the day: "Wild Ones" by Flo-rida featuring Sia