Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (51-34)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-4, 4.61)
Pitching: RHP Edinson Volquez (6-6, 5.50)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Padres vs. Lester: Quentin 0-11, Denorfia 1-4, Kotsay 2-2.
Red Sox vs. Volquez: Victorino 7-14, Drew 4-9, Ellsbury 2-4, Napoli 0-3, Pedroia 1-4.
Stat of the Day: The Padres have not won a road series since sweeping a two-game series from the Orioles May 14-15. Since then, they are 0-4-2 in series away from Petco Park.
Notes: The Boston Police Department advises fans heading to tonight's game to use public transportation because Storrow Drive will be closed and the July 4 concert rehearsal on the Esplanade will create heavy Back Bay-area traffic ... Volquez, who turns 30 today, was sharp in his last outing on Friday, allowing seven hits and two earned runs in six innings while striking out eight and walking one ... After he starts tonight, there will be only three MLB teams Lester has not pitched against – the Dodgers, Reds and Red Sox ... The Padres have batted .220 during a 2-8 stretch ... The Red Sox are averaging 5.9 runs and 11.7 hits over their last seven contests ... Jacoby Ellsbury's hitting streak is at 12 games ... The Red Sox lead the majors in runs with 435 and RBIs with 424 and are tied for the lead in extra-base hits with Baltimore with 296.
Material from Stats Inc. was used in this report.