Having split their series with the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox will go for the best out of three on Sunday night. A win would put the Red Sox back at .500, notched at 33-33, for the first time since falling below that mark a week ago.
Josh Beckett was supposed to make Sunday's start, but he ended up on the disabled list with a shoulder problem. Starting instead is Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.04 ERA), making his first appearance of the season.
Opposing Morales will be Paul Maholm (4-5, 4.91 ERA). The left-hander has experienced more downs than ups in his first season with the Cubs. He has not picked up a win since May 9, thanks in part to anemic support from his team. Maholm has given up 10 earned runs in his last three starts.
The game starts at 8 p.m. Eastern, and will be seen nationally on ESPN.