Good morning. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (20-10)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (4-0, 3.11).
Pitching: vs. RHP Yu Darvish (5-1, 2.33).
Game time: 3:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Darvish: Caro 0-4, Ellsbury 2-4, Middlebrooks 0-3, Pedroia 3-4, Saltalamacchia 0-3.
Rangers vs. Lester: Kinsler 5-23, Andrus 5-19, Beltre 6-19, Cruz 9-17, Pierzynski 4-13, Murphy 3-11, Baker 6-7, Berkman 0-3, Soto 1-3, Gentry 1-1.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox committed two errors in their first 15 games. They have 11 in 15 games since. Middlebrooks has three in the last two games.
Notes: The Sox have lost two straight. They have yet to lose three in a row this season … Lester is 3-3, 4.57 in 10 starts against the Rangers in his career. But he is 0-3, 11.42 in his last three, allowing 16 earned runs on 20 hits and seven walks over 14 innings. Four of the hits were home runs … Darvish has faced the Sox once, last Aug. 6. He allowed six runs on 11 hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings and struck out nine … Ortiz has hit safely in all 12 games he has played this season and 24 straight going back to last season. That is the longest active streak in the game and the longest of his career … The Sox have scored one run in their last 21 innings … The Sox are 13 of 64 (.203) in this series with two extra-base hits.
Song of the Day: “Ain’t Got You” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.