Good afternoon from Fenway Park. Here’s a preview of the game:
RED SOX (36-33)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-4, 4.53)
Pitching: RHP Jair Jurrjens (0-2, 9.37)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Jurrjens: Ross 3-13, Gonzalez 3-11, Pedroia 3-8, Youkilis 1-6, Ortiz 3-6, Punto 1-3.
Braves vs. Lester: Diaz 2-6, Uggla 2-5, Bourn 2-3, Hinske 0-3, Jones 1-2, Wilson 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 24-27 against the Braves, 9-15 at Fenway Park.
Notes: The Red Sox have won five straight and seven of eight. They have yet to be four games over .500 this season. … Lester is facing the Braves for the first time since June 16, 2006, the second start of his career. He allowed one run in six innings in a game the Sox won, 4-1. … The Sox are 6-8 in games Lester has started. … Jurrjens is back in the majors for the first time since April. He was optioned to Triple A after posting a 9.37 ERA in four starts. He was 3-4, 5.18 in 10 starts in the minors. … Jurrjens is 0-1, 3.14 in two starts against the Sox in his career. … Chipper Jones, who is retiring after this season, will be making his final regular-season stop at Fenway. He has played 22 games on Yawkey Way, hitting .259. … The Red Sox are +40 in run differential. That is fifth in the majors. … Kevin Youkilis is out of the lineup for two straight games for the first time since he came off the disabled list.
Song of the Day: “Changing” by The Airborne Toxic Event.