Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (5-11)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-2, 6.60).
Pitching: LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-0, 0.47)
Game time: 3:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: Gonzalez is the ninth lefty starter the Sox have faced in 17 games. They were 3-5 in the first eight games. … Gonzalez has allowed one earned run in 19 innings this season, none in the last 17. He is 1-0, 5.51 in three career starts against the Red Sox. … Buchholz has been shaky in three starts, allowing 16 hits (5 homers) and 10 walks in 15 innings. He is 0-2, 10.13 in two career starts against the Athletics. … The Sox are winless in seven road games this season, getting outscored 43-16. They are winless in their last 10 road games dating back to last season, getting outscored 61-24. The Sox have not scored in their last 20 innings on the road, managing only nine hits. … Youkilis is 2 for 17 with runners in scoring position with six strikeouts. … Sox starters in the last four games: 26 IP, 14 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 20 K
Stat of the day: The Sox are 28-30 against Oakland the last seven years, 10-20 at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.
Song of the day: “Nowhere Road” by Steve Earle.