Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (10-4)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (2-0, 1.42).
Pitching: RHP Zach McAllister (0-1, 3.00).
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI-FM.
Red Sox vs. McAllister: Pedroia 2-7, Salty 1-6, Carp 1-4, Drew 0-1 (2 walks), Ellsbury 2-3, Gomes 2-3, Middlebrooks 0-3, Nava 2-3, Ciriaco 0-2.
Indians vs. Lester: Swisher 15-46, Cabrera 3-16, Reynolds 4-13, Giambi 2-6, Raburn 2-6, Santana 1-4, Aviles 0-4, Brantley 1-5, Gomes 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox have 13 homers in 14 games. Eight of them came in Toronto from April 5-7.
Notes: The Sox have won five straight and have the second-best record in the American League to the 12-4 Oakland Athletics. ... The Sox are 6-2 on the road and start a 10-game homestand on Friday. ... The Indians have lost three straight and are 2-5 at home. ... Jon Lester is 5-1, 3.34 in 11 career starts against the Indians. In his last three starts at Progressive Field, Lester has allowed one earned run over 19 innings and struck out 28. ... Zach McAllister is 1-1, 3.60 in two career starts against the Sox, both coming last season. McAllister is 5-6, 4.95 in 17 starts in Cleveland, 2-4, 3.30 in 11 starts on the road. ... Red Sox starters are 7-2, 2.30. ... Mike Napoli has hit in six straight at 9 of 26 with five doubles and nine RBIs. ... The Sox are 9-0 when scoring first. ... Dustin Pedroia has reached base safely in 24 games going back to last season. ... Will Middlebrooks is 2 for 30 with 12 strikeouts, 1 run scored and 1 RBI in the last eight games. ... Jacoby Ellsbury has hit in seven straight and 12 of 14 games this season. ... Shane Victorino has either a hit, walk or RBI in every game this season. But while he has a .403 on-base percentage, his one extra-base hit has left him with a .352 slugging percentage. ... Stephen Drew is 2 of 19 since coming off the disabled list. ... The Sox have struck out 64 times in their last six games. ... The Red Sox bullpen has thrown eight scoreless innings and struck out 10 in this series.
Song of the Day: "Award Tour" by A Tribe Called Quest.