RED SOX (9-11)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-2, 2.70).
BLUE JAYS (10-10)
Pitching: RHP Shaun Marcum (0-1, 4.00),
Game time: 7:07 p.m.
State of the Sox: The Sox have won three of four and five of their last seven games. They beat the Jays 13-12 last night.
Reach for an antacid: The last five victories for the Sox have come by one run. They are 5-2 in their last seven games, outscoring the opposition 45-44.
Pitching problems: Sox pitching over the last three games: 28 innings, 47 hits, 25 earned runs.
They’re hot: Opponents are 2 for 32 against Manny Delcarmen. … Dustin Pedroia is 6 of his last 14 with five runs, three doubles, two RBI and one strikeout. … Kevin Youkilis is 8 of his last 13 with five runs scored and five RBI. … Marco Scutaro scored a career-best four runs in last night’s game. … Adrian Beltre has hit in five straight at 7 of 14.
They’re cold: Hideki Okajima has allowed five runs on eight hits in his last two innings. … Lefties are hitting .350 (7 of 20) off Scott Schoeneweis. … Victor Martinez’s last extra-base hit was on April 15. … David Ortiz has been benched for six of the 20 games.
On the iPod right now: The Ties That Bind (Live in Hartford Oct. 2, 2007) by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Back with much more later on.