Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (8-10)
Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard (1-2, 4.63)
WHITE SOX (10-9)
De Aza CF
Pitching: LHP John Danks (2-2, 5.11)
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
White Sox vs. Bard: Konerko 1-4, Beckham 0-3, Pierzynski 1-3, Ramirez 2-2, Rios 0-3, Dunn 0-1, Fukodome 0-1, Lillibridge 0-1.
Red Sox vs. Danks: Punto 4-24, Shoppach 3-17, Byrd 2-15, Pedroia 2-12, Youkilis 3-12, Ortiz 2-11, Aviles 3-9, Salty 2-8, McDonald 0-4, Anderson 0-1
Stat of the Day: The Sox are hitting 52 of 150 (.347) over the first four games of their trip, scoring 34 runs. They have 21 extra-base hits, nine of them home runs.
Notes: The Sox have won four straight and start the day 3.5 games out of first place. … The White Sox have dropped three straight. … The Sox are second in the majors with 104 runs, three shy of Texas. … Bard is 1-0, 2.08 against the Cubs in eight career relief appearances. … Danks is 3-4, 4.14 in seven starts against the Sox. He last faced them in 2010, allowing three earned runs in 13 innings in two starts. … Sweeney (13 of 32) and Aviles (11 of 33) each have eight-game hitting streaks. … The Sox have outscored the Twins and White Sox 34-16 on the trip. … Ortiz is hitting .420/.474/.667 on the season. He has reached safely in 17 of the 18 games and is 22 of 46 in the last 12 games with 14 RBIs.
Song of the Day: “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.