Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game tonight:
RED SOX (62-67)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (11-4, 4.47)
Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (16-3, 2.74)
Game time: 10:05 p.m
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Weaver: Pedroia 4-28, Loney 8-23, Ellsbury 5-22, Salty 3-12, Podsednik 4-14, Aviles 3-8, Ciriaco 1-3, Lavarnway 1-3, Ross 0-3.
Angels vs. Buchholz: Wells 5-26, Hunter 4-21, Izturis 9-21, Aybar 3-21, Callaspo 4-17, Kendrick 4-15, Morales 4-8, Trout 0-2, Iannetta 2-2, Pujols 2-2, Wilson 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Sox will play 22 of their remaining 33 games on the road.
Notes: The Sox have won two straight and three of their last four and tonight start a nine-game trip to Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle. … The Angels are in trouble, now 10 games out in the division and 4.5 in the wild card. The Angels are 18-24 since the All-Star break. … Buchholz and Weaver faced each other at Fenway last Wednesday The Angels won the game 7-3 as Weaver allowed one run over seven innings. Buchholz was hit hard, giving up seven runs on 12 hits over 5.1 innings. Weaver is 3-4, with a 4.23 ERA in 12 career starts against the Sox. Buchholz is 5-3, 4.81 in eight starts against the Angels. … Hot Sox: Podsednik has hit in seven straight at 12 of 29. He has hit safely in 25 of 29 games he has started this season at .393. …. Ellsbury has hit in seven straight and 12 of the last 15. He has eight extra-base hits and eight RBIs in those 15 games. … Ross is 9 of his last 22 with six RBIs in five games. … The Sox were swept by the Angels in three games at Fenway last week.
Song of the Day: “Already Gone” by the Eagles.