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Game 101: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 28, 2012 12:25 PM

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Good afternoon. Here's a preview of the game:

RED SOX (49-51)
Ellsbury CF
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Shoppach C
Aviles SS
Nava LF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46)

YANKEES (60-39)
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Jones LF
Nix 3B
Martin DH
Suzuki RF
Stewart C
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, WCBS

Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Crawford 22-69, Pedroia 10-41, Punto 8-39, Shoppach 8-28, Gonzalez 5-25, Ellsbury 6-24, Aviles 6-13, Saltalamacchia 3-12, Sweeney 1-8, Ross 0-1.

Yankees vs. Lester: Jeter 19-52, Cano 12-47, Swisher 11-38, Teixeira 11-42, Jones 7-22, Ichiro 8-29, Granderson 6-23 Nix 5-14, Ibanez 4-12, Martin 2-7, Stewart 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 1-6 against the Yankees this season, getting outscored 59-35. They have lost 11 of their last 16 games against the Yankees.

Notes: The Red Sox are 7-13 when Lester starts and the Yankees are 12-5 with Sabathia on the mound. ... The Sox have lost two straight, six of seven and 14 of 21. They are 11.5 games out of first. ... Think David Ortiz is pretty good? The Sox are hitting .219 and have scored 20 runs in their last seven games as he recovers from a strained Achilles' tendon. ... The Sox are averaging 7.4 walks per 100 plate appearances as a team. From 2007-2011, they averaged 10.0. ... Lester is 0-3, 13.32 in his last three starts, allowing 21 earned runs on 25 hits (five home runs) and 10 walks over 12.1 innings. He is 8-4, 4.33 in 18 career starts against the Yankees. ... Sabathia is 7-9, 4.14 in 20 career starts against the Sox. He was 1-4, 6.39 in five starts last season. This is his first game against the Sox this season. Sabathia is 3-0, 2.60 in his last five starts. ... The Sox are 16-24 against the AL East.

Song of the Day: "I Can't Stand Up" by Sam & Dave

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