Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (82-64)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (12-10, 4.45).
BLUE JAYS (73-73)
Pitching: LHP Brett Cecil (12-7, 4.12)
Game time: 7:20 p.m.
State of the Sox: The Sox have won four straight and start the day 6.5 games out of first and six out in the wild card.
Note the game time: The game will start 10 minutes later tonight because of the Red Sox Hall of Fame inductions. Tommy Harper, Eddie Kasko, Jimmy Piersall, John Valentin and Don Zimmer are the honorees and will be recognized on the field before the game.
Other notes: The Sox are 11-4 against the Blue Jays this season, outscoring them by 19 runs in those 15 games. … Toronto has lost seven of its last eight games and isn’t exactly send out Cito Gaston on a high note. … When — or if — Tim Wakefield does pitch again this season, he would become the second-oldest player to appear in a game for the Red Sox. Deacon McGuire was 44 years, 280 days old when he appeared in a game in 1908. Carl Yastrzemski is currently in second place, having played his last game when he was 44 years, 41 days old in 1983. Wakefield is 44 years, 46 days old as of today. … Scott Atchison has allowed one run in his last 11 innings. … Marco Scutaro is one hit shy of matching his career high of 162. … Rookie Ryan Kalish has 14 RBIs in 12 games this month. … Lackey has a 7.71 ERA in three starts against Toronto this season.
That’s it for me today. I’m off for a few days. Enjoy the game.