Good afternoon. Here are the lineups and pregame notes for today’s game:
RED SOX (25-24)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (3-4, 4.72)
Pitching: LHP Drew Smyly (2-1, 3.14)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO (680)
Red Sox vs. Smyly: No Red Sox have faced Smyly
Tigers vs. Lester: Avila 1-3, Berry 0-0, Boesch 2-10, Cabrera 5-11, Dirks 0-0, Fielder 2-6, Kelly 0-0, Laird 6-19, Peralta 2-6, Santiago 0-3, Worth 1-2, Young 6-28
Notes: Smyly, a rookie, is making his first start at Fenway Park … Gonzalez needs one home run to reach 200 for his career … Since May 11, the Red Sox have the best winning percentage in the majors (.722, tied with White Sox) … Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to start for Triple A Pawtucket Thursday against Norfolk … The Red Sox lead the majors with 192 extra-base hits.
Stat of the day: Vicente Padilla is 16 for 16 stranding inherited runners.