Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (5-10)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (1-2, 5.03)
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (0-1, 5.56)
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Blackburn: Shoppach 8-16, Youkilis 5-15, Pedroia 4-13, Sweeney 3-13, Ortiz 4-10, Aviles 5-10, Gonzalez 2-6, Ross 1-2, Salty 0-3, Byrd 1-2.
Twins vs. Beckett: Carroll 6-18, Morneau 4-14, Mauer 3-8, Burroughs 1-10, Span 0-6, Thomas 0-6, Casilla 1-3, Valencia 1-3, Willingham 1-2.
Stat of the Day: Franklin Morales has gone 20 consecutive appearances on the road without giving up an earned run.
Notes: The Sox have won six of their last seven, eight of their last 10, and 10 of their last 14 games against the Twins. … Beckett is 3-1, 3.00 in five career starts against the Twins. Beckett is making only his second start in Minnesota, the first coming in 2009. … Beckett has allowed four earned runs in his last 15 innings. … Blackburn is pitching for the first time since April 14. He is 2-1, 3.21 in six career appearances against the Sox. … The Sox lead the majors with 42 doubles and are tied for second with 60 extra-base hits. … Ortiz is hitting .441/.477/.678 with 10 extra-base hits and 12 RBIs. … Sweeney has hit safely in 12 of 13 games. His error in the eighth inning on Monday snapped a streak of 221 games without one.
Song of the Day: “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” by Bob Dylan.