Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (53-40)
Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (3-8, 5.65)
Pitching: LHP Dallas Braden (4-7, 3.83)
Game time: 10:05 p.m.
State of the Sox: Well, they have won two of their last three. Or they have lost eight of their last 12, depends how you want to look at it. They start the day six games behind in the division and 3.5 out in the wild card.
Notes: Daniel Bard has gone 12.1 innings without allowing a run. He has given up five hits, two walks and struck out 11 in that stretch. The last time he allowed a run was June 10. … Jonathan Papelbon has gone 7.1 innings without giving up a run. He has allowed one hit without a walk in that span and struck out five. … Wakefield has allowed five or more earned runs in six of his 15 starts this season. Wakefield is 6-4, 5.61 at Oakland for his career, 11-7, 4.22 overall against the A’s. … Take away his perfect game against the Rays on May 9 and Braden would have a 4.24 ERA. He is 0-5, 4.31 since then. Tonight will be first start since June 22, He was out with a sore elbow. … Marco Scutaro is 6 of 11 against Braden and Kevin Youkilis 3 for 5 with a homer.
Enjoy the game.