Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game:
RED SOX (62-68)
Pitching: RHP Zach Stewart (1-2, 6.00)
Pitching: LHP C.J. Wilson (9-9, 3.83)
Game time: 10:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Wilson: Pedroia 6-13, Aviles 2-12, Podsednik 2-12, Ross 2-8, Ellsbury 3-7, Salty 0-6,
Lavarnway 0-5, Loney 1-4, Ciriaco 1-3, Kalish 0-3, Gomez 1-2.
Angels vs. Stewart: Aybar 2-3, Callaspo 0-3, Hunter 1-3, Kendrick 1-3, Trumbo 0-2, Wells 2-2.
Stat of the Day: Stewart will be the 53rd player to play for the Red Sox. The Sox also used 53 in 2010 and ’06. They last used more in 1996 when 55 players saw action.
Notes: The Sox will see what they have in Stewart, who was obtained for Kevin Youkilis on June 24. He faced the Angels as a starter on Aug. 24, 2011 while with the Blue Jays and allowed seven runs in six innings. His last start in the majors was June 18 for the White Sox against the Cubs. He allowed six runs in 5.2 innings. … Wilson, believe it or not, has not won a game since June 26. He is 0-5, 6.09 in 11 starts since. The Red Sox hit him hard last Thursday (5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER). … The Sox are 0-4 against the Angels this season and have lost six straight against Los Angeles dating back to 2011. … Ellsbury has had at least two hits in each of his last six games, going 13 for 28 (.464) with five RBIs and nine runs scored. According to Elias, his stretch of six straight games with at least two hits and one run is tied for the longest such streak in the majors this season. Pujol did it from July 30 to Aug. 4. … Lavarnway is 5 of 15 after going 5 of 37 when called up. … Pedroia has hit safely in eight straight games at 12 of 36 and in 21 of 22 at 33 of 92. He has 15 extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in those 22 games with 19 runs.
Song of the Day: “Show Biz Kids” by Steely Dan.