Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (89-70)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (13-6, 2.70)
Pitching: RHP Tommy Hunter (4-4, 4.86)
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Notes: The Sox start the day one game up on the Rays with three to play in the wild card race. … Beckett has been dominant all season. But the Orioles handle him well. In three starts against Baltimore, Beckett has allowed 13 earned runs on 21 hits and three walks over 18.1 innings. He is 1-1. That includes giving up six runs on seven hits over 7.1 innings last Wednesday. … Hunter started that game for Baltimore and allowed four runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings. … The Sox are 9-6 against Baltimore. … The Orioles are 13-12 in September and 25-27 since August 1. … The Sox are 23-30 since Aug. 1.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox bullpen allowed two earned runs on five hits in 17.1 innings in the Yankees series.
Song of the Day: “Livin’ On The Edge” by Aerosmith.