Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (54-35)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (6-5, 2.81).
Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (2-4, 3.79).
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Weaver: Ortiz 11-34 (3 HR); Pedroia 5-31, Napoli 8-25 (2 HR), Ellsbury 7-25, Saltalamacchia 5-15, Carp 3-12, Gomes 2-8, Lavarnway 1-4, Iglesias 0-3, Victorino 0-1.
Angels vs. Lackey: Hamilton 12-27 (4 HR), Kendrick 4-15, Callaspo 5-14, Aybar 3-10, Harris 1-6, Hawpe 2-6, Trumbo 1-5.
Stat of the Day: Lackey is 4-1 with a 4.32 ERA in five career starts against the Angels, his former team. At Angel Stadium, he is 2-0 and has allowed two earned runs over 15.1 innings.
Notes: The Sox have been adept at turning the page after rough losses this season. That quality will be tested after a 9-7 loss on Saturday night that saw them give up four runs in the ninth then two in the 11th. … The Sox have won five of six and nine of 11 and start the day with a five-game lead in the division. … The Angels have won 10 of the last 13 meetings between the teams. … If the Sox win tonight, it will be their 19th series victory of the season. They won 20 series all last season. … The Sox are 23-19 on the road but have dropped seven of 10. … Ortiz has 1,682 hits as a DH. Harold Baines holds the record of 1,688. Ortiz already has the most runs, RBIs, doubles and home runs as a DH. … Ellsbury has a 16-game hit streak. He is 27 of 68 with 13 runs scored in those 16 games. … Nava is 6 for 10 with three doubles in the series. … Uehara has pitched on eight of the last 11 days including four of the last five. … Weaver is 3-5, 4.31 in 13 career starts against the Red Sox.
Song of the Day: “It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube.