Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (39-25)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (3-5, 2.79).
Pitching: RHP Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.39).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Cobb: Pedroia 3-12, Salty 1-8, Ellsbury 2-10, Nava 1-9, Drew 2-7, Napoli 2-7, Victorino 2-6, Ortiz 1-4, Middlebrooks 1-4, Iglesias 0-3, Carp 1-3.
Rays vs. Lackey: Longoria 8-28, Zobrist 8-23, Scott 7-18, Joyce 5-15, Escobar 7-13, Molina 2-13, Loney 4-13, Johnson 2-12, Jennings 0-8, Rodriguez 2-5, Fuld 0-3.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have hit home runs in eight consecutive games, connecting 17 times in that span.
Notes: The Red Sox take the best record in the American League on the road for seven games against the Rays and Orioles. ... The Sox are 5-1 against the Rays this season, outscoring them 26-13. ... The Sox have a +80 run differential, third in baseball behind the Cardinals (+98) and Tigers (+82). ... The Sox are 18-11 on the road with a shocking +59 run differential. ... Lackey faced the Rays on May 14 at the Trop. It was his worst start of the season as he allowed five runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings. He is 2-1, 1.44 in four starts since. ... Cobb is 3-1, 1.26 in his last four starts. That includes one run over 6.1 innings against the Sox on May 16. ... Ortiz has four home runs and 13 RBIs in the last seven games. ... Salty is 11 of 30 with five doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs in his last eight games. ... Pedroia has hit safely in 13 straight games at 17 of 51 (.333). ... Iglesias has hit safely in 13 straight games at 33 of 74 (.446).
Song of the Day: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World.