RED SOX (9-11)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz followed by RHP Jonathan Papelbon, LHP Hideki Okajima, RHP Daniel Bard and RHP Manny Delcarmen.
Pitching: RHP Carl Pavano followed by RHP Matt Guerrier, RHP Pat Neshek and RHP Jesse Crain.
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/RADIO: WEEI with NESN on a tape-delayed basis after the Bruins game and SportsDesk.
Notes: The Red Sox lead the Mayor's Cup standings 3-1 with only three games left between the teams. Things haven't been this tense since the 2004 ALCS. ... The Sox have lost three straight and eight of nine after getting swept in yesterday's split-squad doubleheader. Terry Francona seemed a little irked afterward and said it was time to see more energy and cleaner play. ... Happy Birthday Ron Johnson. The first base coach is 54 today.