Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (50-34)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (5-5, 2.99).
Pitching: LHP Robbie Erlin (1-0, 3.60).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI-FM.
Red Sox vs. Erlin: No history.
Padres vs. Lackey: Kotsay 10-40, Quentin 8-13, Headley 1-3, Venable 1-2, Guzman 0-2, Hundley 0-2.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox’ 63 stolen bases put them second in the majors behind the Padres’ 69. Jacoby Ellsbury has accounted for more than half of them with 32.
Notes: The Sox close out a nine-game home stand with this three-game set with the Padres … They’ve won five of their past six and nine of their past 11 … Since May 24, they’re 15-5 at Fenway …. Lackey is making his second career appearance against the Padres … He is 16-8 with a 3.18 ERA in 34 career interleague appearances … Padres rookie Robbie Erlin will make his third start of the season … The lefthander is the No. 8 prospect in San Diego’s farm system … He’s notched 12 strikeouts in 15.0 innings with a 1-0 record … Jacoby Ellsbury is riding an 11-game hit streak over which he is hitting .404 (19 for 47) with five doubles, seven RBIs and nine runs … Coming off two days of rest, David Ortiz is one double shy of 500 for his career. He would become the 58th major leaguer to reach the milestone.
Song of the Day: “Outstanding” by The Gap Band.