Good morning. Here are the lineups: …
RED SOX (76-60)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 6.21)
WHITE SOX (75-60)
A. Ramirez SS
Pitching: LHP Mark Buehrle (12-10, 3.95)
Game time: 1:35 p.m.
State of the Sox: The Sox have dropped six of their last nine games and trail the Yankees by 10 games in the division and teh Rays by 7.5 games in the wild card.
Other notes: Adrian Beltre has hit safely in eight straight games. … Manny Ramirez has hit safely in all five games he has played at Fenway this season at 8 for 20 with one RBI. Manny has not hit a home run since June 19 at Fenway when he was with the Dodgers. … The Sox are 39-35 in games decided by one or two runs.
On the iPod right now: I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down by Elvis Costello.
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