Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (79-56)
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (6-9, 4.77).
WHITE SOX (56-76)
De Aza CF
Pitching: LHP Hector Santiago (4-7, 3.25).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Santiago: Ellsbury 1-3, Napoli 0-2, Nava 0-4, Gomes 0-2, Middlebrooks 0-3, Ortiz 1-3, Pedroia 1-2, Drew 0-2, Salty 0-2.
White Sox vs. Dempster: Dunn 5-17, Keppinger 13-29, Ramirez 7-17, Beckham 3-14, Konerko 2-12, De Aza 2-4, Viciedo 2-3, Garcia 0-1.
Stat of the Day: Shane Victorino has a 5.3 WAR. That’s first among American League right fielders and third among AL outfielders overall behind Mike Trout and Jacoby Ellsbury. Victorino is 19 of his last 44 with five doubles, five home runs, 13 RBIs, 12 runs scored and four HBPs. He is hitting .294 with a .799 OPS for the season.
Notes: The Sox have won four of five as they continue their homestand against the downtrodden White Sox, who have the second-worst record in the American League … Dempster is pitching for the first time since Aug. 18, the night he hit Alex Rodriguez. That earned him a five-game suspension from Major League Baseball. The Red Sox then pushed him back a little further. Dempster is 1-1 with a 6.81 ERA in his last seven starts. He is 2-5, 5.03, in 14 career appearances against Chicago, seven of them starts … Santiago is 0-1, 4.00, in two career appearances against the Sox. He started against them May 22 and allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and struck out nine … Red Sox hitters are 3 for 23 against Santiago with 10 strikeouts … David Ortiz is 0 for his last 22 with eight strikeouts, his last hit coming Aug. 18. His batting average and OPS have dropped from .327 and .996 to .310 and .947 … The Sox have allowed 17 runs in their last nine games and their starters have a 1.90 ERA.
Song of the Day: “Local Hero” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.