The Red Sox will try to get back to both their winning ways and their season-long domination of the Devil Rays on Tuesday, which marks the second of a four-game set at Tampa Bay. Boston, which has won 14 of its last 16 games, came up short on Monday night in the series opener after starter Josh Beckett allowed three solo home runs in a 3-0 loss.
The Red Sox will send ace Curt Schilling to the mound in search of his 11th win this season. In his last outing, the right-hander worked seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits in a win over the Mets. Schilling has not lost a start since May 10, against the Yankees, and is 2-1 against the Rays this season with a 3.79 ERA. He's 9-5 in 18 career outings versus Tampa Bay, with a 3.98 ERA.
The Rays will counter with Casey Fossum, a left-hander who shutout Boston on April 28 through six innings for a win the last time he saw the Red Sox. Fossum won his last start, at Florida on Wednesday, after allowing one run in five innings. He's 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA in six lifetime games against Boston.
The Red Sox are 7-4 against the Rays this season and 95-48 overall.
BOS: RHP Curt Schilling (10-2, 3.54 ERA)
Schilling has a 3.02 ERA in games at indoor stadiums, compared to a 3.50 ERA outdoors.
TB: LHP Casey Fossum (3-3, 5.03 ERA)
Boston is hitting just .205 as a team in two games against Fossum this season.
Player to watch
David Ortiz is hitting .294 (5-for-17) against Fossum, with two doubles, a homer, three RBIs and a walk.
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Wednesday: Red Sox (RHP Jason Johnson, 3-9, 6.22 ERA) at Rays (RHP Tim Corcoran, 2-0, 1.17 ERA) 7:15 p.m. ET
Thursday: Red Sox (RHP Tim Wakefield, 6-8, 3.90 ERA) at Rays (RHP James Shields, 4-1, 4.39 ERA), 7:15 p.m. ET
Friday: Red Sox (LHP Jon Lester, 3-0, 3.08 ERA) at White Sox (LHP Mark Buerhle, 9-5, 3.86 ERA), 8:35 p.m. ET
Dawn Klemish is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.