Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (52-35)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (7-3, 2.12)
Pitching: LHP Zach Britton (6-6, 3.47)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox have won seven of eight and have three games left before the break. They lead the New York Jeters by a half-game in the standings … Beckett allowed one run in eight innings against Houston Sunday. He is 6-3, 3.68 against Baltimore in 15 career starts. Beckett faced the Orioles on April 27 and allowed four runs in six innings … Britton,a 23-year-old rookie, allowed one run in six innings against the Sox April 26. He is 1-4, 5.35 in his last seven starts … The O’s have lost four straight and nine of 10 … Before you start complaining about the lineup, be advised that lefties are hitting .213/.269/.306 against Britton and righties .270/.334/.372. It’s also worth noting that the Sox have a team OPS of .802 and the next highest in baseball is the Yankees at .786. Complaining about the lineup is really, really silly at this point.
Stat of the Day: Ellsbury has 5 of his 31 career home runs against Baltimore, his most against one team.
Song of the Day: “Bird on a Wire” by Johnny Cash.