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Game 143: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 12, 2012 03:15 PM

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

RED SOX (64-78)
Ellsbury CF
Ciriaco 3B
Pedroia 2B
Loney 1B
Ross RF
Saltalamacchia C
Nava LF
Podsednik DH
Iglesias SS
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (3-9, 5.17)

YANKEES (79-62)
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Ibanez LF
Chavez 3B
Suzuki RF
Stewart RF
Pitching: RHP David Phelps (3-4, 3.55)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

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

Red Sox vs. Phelps: Pedroia 1-6, Ross 1-6, Ciriaco 3-4, Aviles 1-3, Ellsbury 0-3, Lavarnway 0-3, Podsednik 0-3, Salty 2-2.

Yankees vs. Cook: Martin 2-20, Ibanez 7-14, Jones 2-14, McGehee 5-11, Swisher 3-8, Granderson 4-6, Suzuki 2-6, Cano 1-5, Chavez 0-4, Cervelli 2-3, Dickerson 1-2, Jeter 1-3, Nunez 1-3, Rodriguez 2-2, Stewart 1-1.

Stat of the Day: The Yankees are 75-40 when they hit at least one home run. They are 4-22 when they do not, which was the case on Tuesday.

Notes: The Yankees start the day tied for first in the AL East with the Orioles after the Spoiler Sox beat them on Tuesday with a walk-off. The Yankees have lost 8 of their last 12. ... The Sox, who have dropped 11 of 13, haven't won two in a row since Aug. 26-27 when they beat the Royals. ... The Sox have won four of their last six against the Yankees, but trail 8-5 in the season series with five games to play. ... Cook is 1-8, 5.40 in his last 11 starts. He faced the Yankees on July 27 in New York and got croaked, giving up six runs on seven hits in four innings. He has faced the Yankees twice in the last two years and allowed 11 earned runs on 19 hits over 9.2 innings. ... Phelps started against the Sox on Aug. 18 and pitched well: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K. He has allowed six earned runs in 12.2 innings against the Sox this season. ... Pedroia has hit three home runs in his last four games. ... The Sox are 11 of their last 11 in stolen base attempts. ... Jeter has a seven-game hit streak (15 of 32).

Song of the Day: "Killer Parties" by The Hold Steady.

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