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Game 135: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 31, 2011 03:02 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (82-52)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie 3B
Crawford LF
Reddick RF
Varitek C
Scutaro SS
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (11-5, 2.43)

YANKEES (81-52)
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Chavez DH
Nunez 3B
Cervelli C
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (4-4, 6.46)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN, YES / WEEI, WCBS

Notes: The Sox are a half-game ahead of the Yankees with 28 games to play. The Yankees have won three straight and the Sox five of seven. ... Beckett has faced the Yankees four times this season. His line: 27 IP, 16 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 30 K with three wins. Beckett is 13-7, 5.27 in 26 career starts against the Yankees. ... Beckett has a 1.95 ERA in 11 starts at Fenway this season. ... Hughes is 2-4, 6.25 in 15 career appearances against the Sox. His line this season in two games: 2.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K. He has an 8.83 ERA at Fenway. ... The Sox are 10-3 against the Yankees this season. ... Hot Sox: Ortiz has hit safely in 13 straight at 26 of 50 with 13 extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. Scutaro is 19 of his last 59 with 10 RBIs over 15 games. Lowrie is 14 of his last 40 over 10 games. ... Jeter needs one hit to tie Craig Biggio for 20th place all-time with 3,060.

Red Sox vs. Hughes: Ellsbury 3-6, Scutaro 4-21, Gonzalez 1-2, Pedroia 3-15, Ortiz 7-15, Crawford 2-15, Lowrie 0-2, Varitek 0-4, Reddick 1-2, Aviles 0-2.

Yankees vs. Beckett: Gardner 7-35, Jeter 25-86, Teixeira 9-47, Cano 22-86, Swisher 10-42, Granderson 8-30, Chavez 3-14, Martin 2-7, Jones 10-37, Posada 13-51.

Stat of the Day: Cano is 88 of 247 (.356) at Fenway Park in his career, the highest average for any Yankee player in history with a minimum of 200 at-bats.

Song of the Day: "Flamethrower" by The J. Geils Band.

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