Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (68-45 )
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (7-8, 3.23).
Pitching: LHP Brett Oberholtzer (1-0, 3.77).
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Oberholtzer: No history.
Astros vs. Lackey: Altuve 0-3, Castro 1-2, Dominguez 1-3, Grossman 0-3.
Stat of the Day: If the Red Sox win, they will have matched their total of last season with 48 games left to play.
Notes: The Sox have won two straight and seven of nine. ... The Astros have lost four straight. ... Lackey, a native Texan, will be pitching at Minute Maid Park for the first time in his career. He is 1-0, 5.92 in two career starts against the Astros. He was sharp against them at Fenway on April 28, allowing one run on five hits in six innings. ... The Sox swept the Astros in a four-game series at Fenway, outscoring them 28-10. ... The Sox are 18-11 against the AL West. ... Oberholtzer is a 24-year-old making his second career start. He threw seven shutout innings against Baltimore on July 31. ... The Sox are 29-24 on the road with wins in six of their last nine games. ... Red Sox bullpen in the last nine games: 34.1 IP, 27 H, 4 ER, 8 BB, 27 K. ... Ellsbury is 14 of 45 (.311) in a 10-game hit streak with six runs scored. ... Drew has hit safely in seven of nine games at 15 of 36. ... Pedroia has eight RBIs in the last six games. ... Rookie LHP Drake Britton, who grew up 40 minutes from Minute Maid Park, has not allowed a run in nine innings since being called up.
Song of the Day: "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.