Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (40-26)
Pitching: RHP Alfredo Aceves (2-1, 6.57).
Pitching: RHP Chris Archer (1-1, 4.91).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV, radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Archer: Ellsbury 3-3, Pedroia 0-3, Iglesias 0-1, Nava 0-1, Saltalamacchia 0-1.
Rays vs. Aceves: Rodriguez 1-9, Longoria 0-7, Zobrist 0-7, Scott 0-7, Jennings 2-5, Joyce 0-6, Molina 1-5, Escobar 1-4, Fuld 1-3, Johnson 0-3, Lobaton 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Rays have hit eight home runs in the series, the Red Sox none.
Notes: The rubber game of the series will feature Aceves, who was called up from Pawtucket for the start and could well be going right back afterward Aceves made a spot start against the Phillies May 27. He allowed one run over six innings … Aceves is 4-2, 4.73 in 13 career starts, and 2-1, 2.39 in 19 career appearances (all in relief) against the Rays … Archer is making his third start of the season. The 24-year-old faced the Red Sox last Sept. 19 and allowed three runs over five innings … The Sox are 6-2 against the Rays this season … Saltalamacchia is 6 of his last 11 with seven RBIs and three extra-base hits, and 15 of his last 37 with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBIs in his last nine … Drew is 4 of his last 22 with 12 strikeouts … Sox pitchers have allowed 16 runs on 27 hits over 22 innings in this series … Ellsbury has reached safely in his last 15 games, has a 10-game hit streak, and has scored a run in his last nine games.
Song of the Day: “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead.