Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (10-4)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (2-0, 1.42).
Pitching: RHP Zach McAllister (0-1, 3.00).
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI-FM.
Red Sox vs. McAllister: Pedroia 2-7, Salty 1-6, Carp 1-4, Drew 0-1 (2 walks), Ellsbury 2-3, Gomes 2-3, Middlebrooks 0-3, Nava 2-3, Ciriaco 0-2.
Indians vs. Lester: Swisher 15-46, Cabrera 3-16, Reynolds 4-13, Giambi 2-6, Raburn 2-6, Santana 1-4, Aviles 0-4, Brantley 1-5, Gomes 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox have 13 homers in 14 games. Eight of them came in Toronto from April 5-7.
Notes: The Sox have won five straight and have the second-best record in the American League to the 12-4 Oakland Athletics. … The Sox are 6-2 on the road and start a 10-game homestand on Friday. … The Indians have lost three straight and are 2-5 at home. … Jon Lester is 5-1, 3.34 in 11 career starts against the Indians. In his last three starts at Progressive Field, Lester has allowed one earned run over 19 innings and struck out 28. … Zach McAllister is 1-1, 3.60 in two career starts against the Sox, both coming last season. McAllister is 5-6, 4.95 in 17 starts in Cleveland, 2-4, 3.30 in 11 starts on the road. … Red Sox starters are 7-2, 2.30. … Mike Napoli has hit in six straight at 9 of 26 with five doubles and nine RBIs. … The Sox are 9-0 when scoring first. … Dustin Pedroia has reached base safely in 24 games going back to last season. … Will Middlebrooks is 2 for 30 with 12 strikeouts, 1 run scored and 1 RBI in the last eight games. … Jacoby Ellsbury has hit in seven straight and 12 of 14 games this season. … Shane Victorino has either a hit, walk or RBI in every game this season. But while he has a .403 on-base percentage, his one extra-base hit has left him with a .352 slugging percentage. … Stephen Drew is 2 of 19 since coming off the disabled list. … The Sox have struck out 64 times in their last six games. … The Red Sox bullpen has thrown eight scoreless innings and struck out 10 in this series.
Song of the Day: “Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest.