BOS: RHP Josh Beckett (13-5, 3.41 ERA)
Beckett took the loss in his last outing allowing five runs on nine hits in eight innings of work in the Red Sox's 5-3 loss to the Orioles at Fenway Park on July 31. SEA: RHP Miguel Batista (11-7, 4.23 ERA)
Batista has not started against the Red Sox since Aug. 24, 2004, when he took a loss after allowing five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. His last appearance against Boston was on Sept. 29, 2005, when he allowed one run in one-third of an inning while with the Blue Jays.
Players to watch
Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz have both had success in their careers against Batista. Ramirez is hitting .400 (8-for-20) with a home run and four RBIs against the Seattle right-hander. Ortiz has posted a .375 (6-for-16) average with two home runs and seven RBIs against Batista.
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Chris Hester is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.