Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (93-61)
Bradley Jr CF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (14-8, 3.75).
BLUE JAYS (70-82)
Pitching: RHP Esmil Rogers (5-7, 4.47).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Rogers: Pedroia 5-10, Drew 3-9, Napoli 2-9, Gomes 2-5, Ortiz 2-6, Ellsbury 1-6, Nava 0-3, Victorino 1-5, Salty 2-5, Middlebrooks 1-3, Berry 1-3, McDonald 0-1.
Blue Jays vs. Lester: Arencibia 8-41, Davis 10-33, Lind 3-29, Lawrie 3-22, DeRosa 3-16, Rasmus 3-15, Reyes 1-12, Reyes 1-12, Gose 0-3, Kawasaki 0-3, Pillar 0-3, Sierra 0-2.
Stat of the Day: Pedroia has hit safely in nine straight games at 13 of 40 (.325) since becoming the leadoff hitter.
Lineup change: Shane Victorino was in the original lineup then came out. More on this later.
Notes: The Sox need a win (or a Rays loss) to clinch their first division title since 2007. Lester would seem like a good choice for the job. He is 3-0, 2.80 in five starts against the Blue Jays this season. He also is 6-2, 2.38 in 11 starts since the All-Star break. Lester is 6-1, 3.25 in 12 starts at Fenway Park this season. … Rogers is 0-1, 4.40 in six appearances (two starts) against the Red Sox this season. He is 2-0, 1.35 in his last three starts. Rogers was obtained from Cleveland for Mike Aviles. It was Aviles who was traded to Toronto for Farrell. Now Farrell (and the Red Sox) can clinch against Rogers. … The Sox are 9-6 against Toronto and 41-29 against the AL East. … The Sox are 35 of their last 35 in stolen bases. It’s the longest streak since the Blue Jays stole 38 in a row in 1993. … Farrell was 154-170 (.475) as manager of the Blue Jays from 2011-12. . … The Sox are 51-27 at Fenway. … Saltalamacchia is 7 of his last 20 with three extra-base hits and five RBIs over six games. … The Sox are 12-5 in September, outscoring the opposition 108-66.
Song of the Day: “How We Do (Party)” by Rita Ora.