The Red Sox host the White Sox in the finale of a four-game set. The Red Sox are coming off a 10-1 victory in which Cody Ross and Adrian Gonzalez combined to drive in all 10 runs.
RED SOX (47-45)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-3, 5.54)
WHITE SOX (50-41)
De Aza CF
Pitching: LHP Jose Quintana (4-1, 2.60)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Quintana: None. Quintana has never faced the Red Sox.
White Sox vs. Buchholz: Rios 2-13, Konerko 4-10, Pierzynski 5-9, Ramirez 1-8, Beckham 1-5, Hudson 1-3, Dunn 0-3, De Aza 0-1.
Stat of the Day: Adrian Gonzalez leads the majors with a .404 average (38 for 94) with runners in scoring position.
Notes: Dustin Pedroia is in the lineup for the first time since going on the disabled list on July 6 with a right thumb injury .. The Red Sox are 19-10 (.655) when facing a lefthanded starter this season, and their offense is second in the majors with 43 homers against lefties … Cody Ross hit a pair of three-run homers Wednesday, the 10th multi-homer game of his career and third this season. He became the first Red Sox player since Bill Mueller in 2003 to hit home runs with at least two men on base in back-to-back innings — his came in the third and fourth innings Wednesday — and he was the first Boston player to do that at Fenway Park since Mo Vaughn in 1997… More Ross: his six RBIs were the most for a Sox batter this season and one shy of his career high … Gonzalez, who matched season highs with three hits and four RBIs Wednesday, has hit safely in 22 of his last 23 games. He left the one game in which he did not record a hit early because he was feeling ill.
Song of the day: “1000 Julys” by Third Eye Blind.