Here’s a preview of the game:
RED SOX (68-83)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (9-12, 4.95)
Pitching: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (6-4, 3.57)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Gonzalez: Aviles 0-5, Pedroia 1-5, Ellsbury 1-3, Ross 0-3, Salty 1-3, Nava 1-1, Podsednik 1-2.
Orioles vs. Lester: Jones 9-40, Wieters 11-31, Andino 6-16, Davis 0-13, Reynolds 3-10, Hardy 5-11, Betemit 1-5, Teagarden 0-4, Chavez 2-3, Tolleson 0-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 33-43 at home with five games left. It’s their most losses at home since 1983 (38-43). The Sox were 36-45 in 1980.
Notes: The Orioles arrive in town trailing the Yankees by a game in the division. But they lead the wild card by 4.5 games. … The Sox will play six of their final 11 games against Baltimore. … Lester is 14-0, 2.49 in 20 career starts against the Orioles. But he is 0-0, 3.50 in the last three. That includes Game 162 last season. … Gonzalez, a 28-year-old rookie, was in the Red Sox organization in 2010-2011. He has thrown 10 innings against the Sox this season, allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts. … The Sox are 4-8 against the Orioles this season.
Song of the Day: “The Kids Are Alright” by The Who.