Game 150: Rays at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (86-63)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Reddick RF
Scutaro SS
Crawford LF
Varitek C
Aviles 3B
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (12-5, 2.49)

RAYS (83-66)
Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Kotchman 1B
Damon DH
Zobrist 2B
Joyce RF
Jaso C
Brignac SS
Pitching: RHP James Shields (15-10, 2.70)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have dropped seven of eight and nine of their last 11 games. … Beckett has faced the Rays twice this season and thrown 17 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with no walks and 12 strikeouts. He is 8-4, 2.94 in 18 career starts against the Rays, 6-1, 3.11 in 10 starts against them at Fenway Park. Beckett is pitching for the first time since spraining his ankle on Sept. 5. … Shields is 2-2, 2.47 in four starts against the Red Sox this season. He faced them on Sunday and allowed one run on seven hits over 8.1 innings. … The Sox are 5-10 against the Rays this season and have been outscored by an embarrassing 81-45 margin. The Rays have won the last six games between the teams by a margin of 42-15. … The Sox are hitting .178/.269/.331 against the Rays pitchers. … The Rays are now 9-5 in September. They have never posted a winning record in September in franchise history.


Stat of the Day: David Ortiz is hitting .408 (29-for-71) with seven doubles, five home runs, 13 RBI and 10 walks in 19 games since Aug. 24.

Song of the Day: “Livin’ On The Edge” by Aerosmith.

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