Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (6-9)||WHITE SOX (8-7)|
|Pedroia 2B||Eaton CF|
|Bogaerts SS||Semien 3B|
|Ortiz DH||Viciedo RF|
|Napoli 1B||Dunn DH|
|Gomes LF||Konerko 1B|
|Ross C||Ramirez SS|
|Nava RF||De Aza LF|
|Roberts 3B||Flowers C|
|Bradley CF||Garcia 2B|
|Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (1-2, 2.57).||Pitching: LHP Chris Sale (3-0, 2.66).|
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Sale: Gomes 1-6, Napoli 1-6, Roberts 0-3, Ortiz 1-4, Pierzynski 0-3, Carp 0-1, Herrera 0-1, Nava 0-1, Sizemore 0-1.
White Sox vs. Lester: Konerko 10-25, Ramirez 6-25, De Aza 3-11, Dunn 2-8, Viciedo 5-11. Flowers 1-6.
Stat of the Day I: The Red Sox have scored 18 runs on 36 hits in the first six games of the road trip, which ends today. They are 7 of 46 (.146) with runners in scoring position.
Stat of the Day II: Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez has hit safely in all 15 games for the White Sox. It’s the longest streak to start a season for Chicago since Frank Thomas hit in 15 straight in 1996. Ramirez has four home runs in 59 at-bats. He had six in 637 at-bats last season.
Notes: The Red Sox are 2-4 on a road trip that ends Thursday night. Starting Friday they will play 15 of the next 18 games at Fenway Park. … Lester is 4-5 with a 5.43 ERA in 10 career starts against the White Sox. It’s his highest ERA against any American League team. … Sale is making his first career start against the Red Sox. He has 5⅔ innings of relief experience against Boston, the last such appearances coming in 2011. … Koji Uehara is available Thursday after overcoming a sore shoulder. He has not pitched since April 9. Uehara has gone 40 games and 42⅔ innings (counting the postseason) without allowing a walk. … The Red Sox are 24 of 125 (.192) with runners in scoring position. They are hitting .249 without runners in scoring position. … The Sox hit .288 in the first nine games of the season, .172 in the seven since. The Sox have 22 runs in those seven games. … Red Sox relievers on the road trip: 18⅓ IP, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 22 K. … Pedroia has 99 career home runs but has gone 99 at-bats since hitting his last home run.
Song of the Day: “Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night” by The Hold Steady.