Game 46: Rays at Red Sox

Tonight’s lineups and pregame notes:

RED SOX (22-23)
Aviles SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Youkilis 1B
Gonzalez RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Nava LF
Shoppach C
Byrd CF
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38)

RAYS (28-18)
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Joyce LF
Zobrist RF
Scott DH
Sutton 3B
Rodriguez 2B
Molina C
Johnson SS
Pitching: LHP David Price (6-3, 2.88)

Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX/WRKO (680 AM)

Rays vs. Beckett: Gimenez 0-0, Johnson 0-0, Joyce 1-15, Molina 4-25, Pena 4-32, Rhymes 0-0, Rodriguez 0-3, Scott 10-24, Sutton 0-0, Thompson 0-0, Upton 6-31, Vogt 0-3, Zobrist 2-21.

Red Sox vs. Price: Aviles 1-7, Byrd 0-5, Gonzalez 2-15, Lin 0-0, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-3, Ortiz 3-18, Pedroia 6-20, Podsednik 2-5, Punto 0-3, Saltalamacchia 1-8, Shoppach 0-0, Youkilis 8-22.


Notes: Last night’s 7-4 loss to the Rays snapped a 5-game home winning streak. The Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 games … Scott Atchison’s three scoreless innings of relief extend his career-long streak to 15.1 innings over his last 11 appearances. It’s the longest scoreless streak by a Red Sox pitcher this season. Atchison is 1-0 in 18 games over 27 innings (an MLB high), with 19 hits surrendered and three earned runs allowed, including 20 strikeouts. He has a 1.00 ERA … Because of Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals between the Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, the game will be broadcast on WRKO 680 AM instead of WEEI … The Red Sox will honor Carlton Fisk tonight in a pregame ceremony as part of its Memorable Moments Month. Fisk is being honored for his 12th inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against Cincinnati … In facing the lefty David Price tonight, the Red Sox should be more comfortable. The Sox are first in the American League with a .470 SLG percentage against lefties, and have knocked 23 home runs and 76 RBIs against them.

Song of the day: “We are Young” by Fun (a nod to the Celtics).

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