Here is a preview of the game:
RED SOX (62-69)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (8-10, 4.98)
Pitching: RHP Zack Greinke (2-2, 5.22)
Game time: 10:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Greinke: Podsednik 17-34, Pedroia 2-9, Ellsbury 2-7, Salty 1-7, Loney 0-5.
Angels vs. Lester: Wells 6-33, Kendrick 3-22, Aybar 5-19, Hunter 7-19, Izturis 5-11, Callaspo 1-7, Morales 0-6, Trumbo 1-5.
Stat of the Day: The Sox have lost seven straight games against the Angels going back to last season. Prior to that, they had won 14 of 15.
Notes: Lester is 3-0, 2.25 in his last three starts, dropping his ERA from 5.26 to 4.98. The lefty is 4-1, 4.20 in seven career starts against the Angels, 3-0 in his last three while allowing one earned run over 21 innings. … Greinke is 1-4 against the Sox in six career appearances despite a 2.88 ERA. He has been a bust as an Angel, going 2-2, 5.22 in six starts. … The Sox are now 30-31 on the road. … Pedroia has hit safely in nine straight at 34 of 95 with seven RBIs. He has hit in 22 of 23 games at 34 of 95.
Song of the Day: “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne.