Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (39-49)||WHITE SOX (42-47)|
|Holt RF||Eaton CF|
|Nava LF||Beckham 2B|
|Pedroia 2B||Abreu 1B|
|Ortiz DH||Dunn DH|
|Napoli 1B||Ramirez SS|
|Drew SS||Viciedo RF|
|Pierzynski C||De Aza LF|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Flowers C|
|Bogaerts 3B||Garcia 3B|
|Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (3-4, 6.22).||Pitching: RHP Scott Carroll (2-5, 5.05).|
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Carroll: No history.
White Sox vs. Buchholz: Ramirez 4-17, Konerko 7-15, De Aza 3-10, Dunn 0-7, Sierra 2-9, Viciedo 1-9, Beckham 1-8, Gillaspie 0-6, Abreu 0-3, Nieto 2-3, Flowers 1-2.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox have won 13 of their last 17 games against the White Sox.
Notes: The last-place Red Sox have lost two straight, five of six and 11 of 16 games. Only the Rangers (38-50) and Astros (36-54) are lower in the American League. … The Sox start the day 14th in the league in runs per game (3.79), tied for 12th in home runs (66), 14th in steals (25) and 15th in slugging (.369). … Buchholz is making his third start since coming off the disabled list. He has allowed five runs over his last 13.2 innings without a walk. Buchholz is 2-2, 4.10 in seven career starts against the White Sox. He took a no-decision on April 16 at Chicago, allowing two earned runs over six innings. … Carroll, a 29-year-old rookie, is making his eighth start of the season. He has never faced the Red Sox. … Ortiz has 11 RBIs in his last 12 games. … Bradley is hitting .295/.340/.386 in his last 12 games. … The Sox made 80 errors in 162 games last season. They have 52 over 88 games so far this season. … The Sox are 21-24 at home.
Song of the Day: “Out Of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums.Peter Abraham can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.