Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (20-8)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (3-0, 4.24).
Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38).
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
TV/radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Holland: Ellsbury 3-11, Pedroia 2-14, Ortiz 2-8, Napoli 3-6, Carp 1-4, Gomes 0-5, Ciriaco 2-4, Drew 1-3, Middlebrooks 2-3.
Rangers vs. Doubront: Andrus 1-6, Kinsler 3-5, Cruz 2-4, Pierzynski 1-4, Beltre 1-3, Murphy 0-2, Gentry 1-2, Moreland 1-2, Berkman 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 12-25 against the Rangers the last four seasons, 6-13 at Rangers Ballpark.
Notes: The Sox have won two straight and 8 of 10. They have the best record in baseball ... The Sox are second in the AL with 148 runs (the Athletics have 162) and third in runs allowed with 99 (the Rangers have allowed 94 and the Royals 98) ... Doubront is 0-2, 10.32, in five career appearances against Texas, two of them starts. He faced the Rangers once last season, on July 23, and allowed six runs over five innings ... Holland is 4-1, 3.00, in five starts against the Sox, 2-0, 3.07, in two last season ... Three Red Sox — Ryan Dempster, Mike Napoli, and Koji Uehara — played for the Rangers last season ... Shane Victorino missed the last seven games with a lower back injury and nine of the last 12 ... David Ortiz has hit safely in all 10 games he has played this season at 19 for 39 with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. He has a 22-game hitting streak dating back to last season ... The Sox are 9-3 on the road.
Song of the Day: "Dallas" by Joe Ely.