Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of tonight’s game:
RED SOX (35-33)
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 5.73),
Pitching: RHP Carlos Zambrano (4-5, 3.92)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Zambrano: Gonzalez 4-18, Ross 2-12, Ortiz 1-5, Pedroia 0-4, Punto 2-3, Youkilis 1-3.
Marlins vs. Matsuzaka: Buck 5-10, Kearns 1-6, Infante 0-2, Dobbs 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 4-1 against the Marlins this season, outscoring them 35-17.
Notes: The Red Sox will try to sweep Miami behind Matsuzaka, who will be facing the Marlins for the first time in his career. Dice-K will be making his third start since coming off the disabled list. He has gone 11 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits. … Zambrano is 0-0, 5.91 in two career starts against the Sox. He faced them last May 21 at Fenway, allowing three runs over 5.2 innings. … Zambrano has lasted only 4.1 innings in his last two starts, allowing 11 runs on eight hits and nine walks. … The Sox are 8-6 in interleague play with four games left. … Mark Melancon has made four appearances since coming back from Pawtucket. His line: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K.
Song of the Day: “Toxic” by Britney Spears.