Maroth / Tavarez and Chris Durbin / Curt Schilling
Mike Maroth (4.69, 91 ERA+) / Julian Tavarez (6.60, 66 ERA+)
Possible rain and thunderstorms tonight; the tarp was put on the field shortly after 3 PM. (Check the Globe's Extra Bases for updates.)
Maroth is 0-6 in seven starts vs. Red Sox: 38.2 innings, 60 hits, 21 walks, 7.22 ERA. ... Jason Varitek is 10-for-16 against Maroth (throw in walks and he's been on base 14 times in 20 PA.)Lugo, SS
Tito Pre-Game: Josh Beckett will not make his scheduled start on Friday. Someone will be called up from Pawtucket. ... Jon Lester will begin a 30-day rehab assignment with the PawSox when he pitches against Ottawa on Saturday.