Here's a preview of the game:
RED SOX (60-67)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 4.70)
Pitching: LHP Will Smith (4-5, 5.40)
Game time: 1:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Stat of the Day: Saturday's 10-9 loss marked the sixth time this season the Red Sox have lost when they scored at least eight runs.
Notes: James Loney will make his Red Sox debut today. ... David Ortiz might be returning to the disabled list after playing one game on his strained right Achilles tendon. ... Doubront is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in his last four starts. ... Smith will make his first career appearance against the Red Sox. ... Alfredo Aceves will not be available tonight, as the team suspended him for three games after he stormed out of Bobby Valentine's office, upset about Andrew Bailey closing Friday's game. ... Podsednik has hit safely in 11 of 12 starts in Boston this season, including eight multi-hit efforts. In 13 home games this season, he is 20 for 46 (.435) with four doubles. ... Pedroia has hit safely in 20 of 23 games in August at .340 (32 for 94) with 10 doubles, 13 RBI and 19 runs. ... Ciriaco is 30 of his last 81 (.370) with six doubles and eight RBIs.