Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (27-19)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.78).
WHITE SOX (21-23)
De Aza CF
Pitching: LHP Hector Santiago (1-2, 2.78).
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Santiago: Ciriaco 0-2, Ellsbury 0-1, Middlebrooks 0-1, Napoli 0-1, Nava 0-1.
White Sox vs. Buchholz: Rios 2-13, Konerko 6-12, Ramirez 3-12, Keppinger 3-11, De Aza 1-5, Dunn 0-3, Viciedo 0-3.
Stat of the Day: Mike Carp is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. His batting average has dropped from .500 (13 of 26) to .302 (13 of 43).
Notes: The Red Sox are 5-3 on a road trip that ends tonight. They have lost two straight. … The White Sox have won six of eight. … The Red Sox are 14-9 on the road. … Buchholz hasn’t had a decision in his last three starts despite a 3.43 ERA. The Red Sox are 8-1 in Buchholz’s starts. Buchholz is 1-2, 5.02 in five career starts against the White Sox, but has allowed only four runs over 21 innings in his last three starts. … Santiago has faced the Red Sox in his career, pitching three innings of relief last July 18. … The Red Sox have scored five runs in the series and hit 10 of 62 (.161). They are 2 of 11 with runners in scoring position. … Red Sox relievers have allowed two runs over 22 innings on the road trip. … Andrew Miller has thrown 4.2 scoreless innings in his last five appearances.
Song of the Day: “Born In Chicago” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.