Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (85-61)
Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (6-6, 5.03)
BLUE JAYS (74-73)
Pitching: RHP Brandon Morrow (9-10, 5.12)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox, as you may have heard, have lost five straight, seven of eight and nine of 11. They start the day four games behind in the division and three ahead in the wild card. … Wakefield is going for his 200th victory yet again. He last won on July 24 and is 0-3 in seven starts since. Wakefield faced the Jays last Wednesday and allowed four earned runs over five innings. He left with an 8-5 lead only to see the bullpen allow six runs. … Morrow has never pitched well against the Sox. In three starts this season he has allowed 21 earned runs on 23 hits and seven walks over 13.2 innings. He is 1-2, 9,70 in 14 career appearances against the Sox and has a 9.88 ERA in four career appearances at Fenway. … Ellsbury has a 16-game hit streak (24 of 68, .353). … The Sox haven’t had a save since Aug. 19. … Sox pitchers have a 6.61 ERA in the last 11 games, the starters a 6.80.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 10-12 in their last 22 home games.
Song of the Day: “Emotional Rescue” by The Rolling Stones.