The Red Sox didn't end their six-game interleague home stand they wanted to, dropping two of three to baseball's worst offensive team, the San Diego Padres.

John Lester looks to get his team back on track in his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park Friday night. Paul Maholm takes the mound for the Pirates.

Before the first pitch is thrown at 7 p.m., tune in to Red Sox First Pitch at 6 p.m. followed by Red Sox Gameday Live Presented by UNO at 6:30 with Randy Scott and crew as they break down Friday's game and the upcoming nine-game interleague road trip.

NESN Daily gets you caught up with the day in sports at 11 p.m. following W.B. Mason's Extra Innings LIVE and Red Sox Final.