Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the series finale tonight at Fenway Park.
RED SOX (26-24)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15)
Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
Tigers vs. Beckett: Avila 3-8, Berry 0-0, Boesch 1-9, Cabrera 3-14, Dirks 1-7, Fielder 3-6, Kelly 0-3, Laird 1-6, Peralta 4-17, Santiago, 1-6, Santos 1-3, Worth 0-2, Young 6-17.
Red Sox vs. Scherzer: Aviles 3-7, Byrd 1-2, Gonzalez 2-11, Middlebrooks 0-0, Nava 0-0, Ortiz 6-8, Pedroia 2-7, Podsednik 3-7, Punto 0-3, Saltalamacchia 2-3, Shoppach 0-2, Sweeney 1-5, Youkilis 2-7.
Notes: The Red Sox will attempt to complete a four-game sweep … Beckett was battered by the Tigers the first time he faced them this season, giving up five home runs and allowing seven runs … Adrian Gonzalez has a 10-game hitting streak … Kevin Youkilis is batting .321 since coming off the disabled list on May 22 … It is injured closer Andrew Bailey’s 28th birthday today … the Red Sox are 16-17 against righthanded starters this season … the Red Sox are 23-10 in games in which they hit a home run.
Stat of the day: Beckett has held the Tigers to a .204 average in seven career starts. He’s 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA against Detroit.