Good afternoon. Here is a preview of the game:
RED SOX (29-32)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-2, 5.77)
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-6, 3.49)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Marlins vs. Buchholz: Kearns 1-5, Buck 0-5.
Red Sox vs. Buehrle: Ortiz 21-62, Punto 14-50, Aviles 8-31, Pedroia 6-16, Youkilis 3-14, Shoppach 5-13, McDonald 6-10, Podsednik 4-11, Sweeney 2-4, Gonzalez 1-3, Salty 0-3.
Stat of the Day: The Marlins are 3-2 with the roof open at Marlin Park. They had the roof closed for 28 games.
Notes: The Sox have lost four straight and seven of their last eight. They start the day 6.5 games out of first place. … Buchholz is facing the Marlins for the first time in his career. He has allowed four earned runs over 24 innings in his last three starts. … Buchholz is 7-2 in 11 starts following a Red Sox loss since the beginning of the 2011 season. … The Sox are hitting .221 and averaging 3.1 runs in their last eight games. … Buehrle is 6-6, 4.49 in 17 career appearances against the Sox. … The Sox are 5-8 in one-run games. … Podsednik went 3 for 4 on Monday, his first major league game with three or more hits since collecting three on Aug. 29, 2010 at Colorado while he was with the Dodgers. Podsednik is hitting .405 (17 of 42) since joining the Sox.
Song of the Day: “Going Back To Miami” by The Blues Brothers.