Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (40-25)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-2, 3.60).
Pitching: RHP Roberto Hernandez (3-6, 5.03).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Hernandez: Ortiz 8-21, Napoli 5-19, Pedroia 3-16, Ellsbury 3-13, Salty 3-10, Gomes 0-8, Carp 0-2, Victorino 0-3, Drew 1-1, Nava 1-1, Ross 0-1.
Rays vs. Lester: Longoria 11-50, Zobrist 8-42, Escobar 9-29, Rodrguez 4-20, Molina 7-21, Jennings 6-19, Johnson 0-12, Scott 0-11, Roberts 3-8, Lobaton 0-7, Fuld 1-6, Joyce 2-5, Loney 1-3.
Stat of the Day: Nava is fifth in the American League in OBP (.396), 15th in OPS (869) an tied for 10th in RBIs (42).
Notes: The Sox have the second-best record in baseball behind the Cardinals and have won seven of nine. They are 6-1 against the Rays this season, outscoring them 36-21 and are 19-11 on the road. ... The Sox need a long outing from Lester after Monday's 14-inning, bullpen-draining victory. The good news? Lester has thrown 14 innings in two starts against the Rays this season, allowing three earned runs. The bad news? Lester is 0-2, 5.68 in his last four starts this season and averaged 6.1 innings. ... Hernandez (the former Fausto Carmona) is the facing the Sox for the first time since May 24, 2011. He is 2-4, 3.63 in nine career appearances against Boston. ... Hot Sox: Pedroia has a 14-game hitting streak. .. Ortiz has 13 RBIs in his last eight games. ... Saltalamacchia (getting a day off after catching all 14 innings on Monday) is 15 of his last 37 with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBIs. His batting average has climbed from .252 to .285. ... The Sox have 71 runs in their last nine games.
Song of the Day: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys.