Here is a preview of the game:
RED SOX (62-69)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-10, 4.98)
Pitching: RHP Zack Greinke (2-2, 5.22)
Game time: 10:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Greinke: Podsednik 17-34, Pedroia 2-9, Ellsbury 2-7, Salty 1-7, Loney 0-5.
Angels vs. Lester: Wells 6-33, Kendrick 3-22, Aybar 5-19, Hunter 7-19, Izturis 5-11, Callaspo 1-7, Morales 0-6, Trumbo 1-5.
Stat of the Day: The Sox have lost seven straight games against the Angels going back to last season. Prior to that, they had won 14 of 15.
Notes: Lester is 3-0, 2.25 in his last three starts, dropping his ERA from 5.26 to 4.98. The lefty is 4-1, 4.20 in seven career starts against the Angels, 3-0 in his last three while allowing one earned run over 21 innings. ... Greinke is 1-4 against the Sox in six career appearances despite a 2.88 ERA. He has been a bust as an Angel, going 2-2, 5.22 in six starts. ... The Sox are now 30-31 on the road. ... Pedroia has hit safely in nine straight at 34 of 95 with seven RBIs. He has hit in 22 of 23 games at 34 of 95.
Song of the Day: "Running On Empty" by Jackson Browne.