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Game 157: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 24, 2011 12:33 PM

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Let's try this again. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (88-68)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Aviles 3B
Scutaro SS
Reddick RF
Saltalamacchia C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (15-8, 3.15)

YANKEES (95-61)
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Jones LF
Montero DH
Martin C
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (11-8, 3.77)

Game time: 4:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, WCBS

Notes: The AL East champion Yankees have won six of their last 10 games and have few tangible goals left before the end of the regular season. They have a five-game lead on the Rangers and Tigers for best record in the league with six to play. It's also unlikely they will press to win 100 games, a relatively meaningless feat. ... The stumbling Red Sox, meanwhile, have a 2.5-game lead on the Rays in the wild card. The Sox have lost five of six, 12 of 15, 14 of 18 and 16 of 21. ... The Sox are 11-4 against the Yankees this season. ... Lester is 8-2, 3.53 in 16 career starts against the Yankees, 6-1, 2.67 in nine starts in the Bronx. ... Garcia is 0-2, 6.92 in four appearances against the Red Sox this season. ... Red Sox starters have a 6.75 ERA in the last 18 games. ... The Sox have committed 23 errors in the last 21 games. ... Aviles is 7 for 11 against Garcia. ... Crawford is hitting second for the the seventh time this season.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 6-0 at Yankee Stadium this season, outscoring the Yankees 43-22. The Sox have won nine of their last 10 games at the Bronx going back to last season.

Song of the Day: "A Change Would Do You Good" by Sheryl Crow.

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