Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (72-49)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (10-7, 4.37).
BLUE JAYS (54-65)
Pitching: RHP Esmil Rogers (3-7, 5.12).
Game time: 7:07 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI,
Red Sox vs. Rogers: Napoli 2-7, Pedroia 4-7, Drew 3-6, Nava 0-3, Gomes 1-2, Ortiz 1-3, Ellsbury 1-3, Salty 1-3, Victorino 1-3, Middlebrook 0-1.
Blue Jays vs. Lester: Bautista 11-52 (4 HR), Arencibia 7-38, Encarnacion 5-33, Davis 8-30, Lind 3-29, Izturis 9-27, Lawrie 3-20, DeRosa 2-14, Reyes 1-8.
Stat of the Day: Daniel Nava has reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in 27 consecutive starts. Only Mike Trout of the Angels (33 games) has had a longer such streak this season.
Notes: The Sox are 4-4 on their 10-game road trip and are four games ahead of Tampa Bay in the division. They also have the best record in the American League by a 1.5 games on the Tigers. ... The Sox are 9-5 against Toronto, 5-2 at the Rogers Centre. ... Lester is 2-2, 3.48 in his last five starts and seems to be turning his season around after a roughs stretch. Facing Toronto could help. He is 3-0, 2.79 in four starts against the Jays this season and 14-7, 3.67 in his career against them. ... Rogers was put back in the rotation on Tuesday after being dumped from it on Sunday. He is 0-4, 8.50 in his last seven starts. In five games against the Sox this season (one start) he has allowed six earned runs on 12 hits over 8.1 innings. ... Napoli is batting seventh for the first time this season. He is 6 of his last 50 with 25 strikeouts and is hitting .190/.312/.367 since the All-Star break. He's hitting .212 with runners in scoring position. His .769 OPS is the lowest of his career.
Song of the Day: "If You Were A Bluebird" by Joe Ely.