7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Ticket info: The game is sold out.
Red Sox LHP Jon Lester (5-5, 5.09) vs. Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.46)
Red Sox update: The Red Sox entered last night having won seven of their previous nine games, including two straight over the rival Yankees ... Although Lester's overall numbers aren't great, he has been strong in three of his last four starts, including a complete-game win over the Rangers in which he allowed one run on two hits and struck out 11 ... Lester has pitched at least six innings and allowed one run in three of his previous four starts ... Lester sparkled against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park last season, holding them to six hits in seven scoreless innings of a 3-0 Boston win on June 17.
Phillies update: Blanton has plenty of experience against the Red Sox dating back to his days in the American League with Oakland. In eight career starts, he is 3-2 with a 3.75 ERA. He picked up the win against them last May 25, while still with the A's, holding Boston to three runs in six innings ... Blanton is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last three starts, including his most recent start, when he held the Dodgers to one run on five hits in six innings of a game the Phillies lost 3-2 ... Struggling Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is 6-for-20 with two career home runs off Blanton.