Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (33-22)
Bradley Jr CF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-1, 3.34).
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (4-4, 3.96).
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 13-52, Pedroia 13-46, Ellsbury 7-31, Gomes 6-26, Napoli 5-25, Salty 4-16, Ross 4-13, Ciriaco 2-7, Nava 2-7, Carp 0-5, Iglesias 2-6, Drew 2-3, Bradley 0-1.
Yankees vs. Lester: Cano 14-60, Teixeira 12-48, Suzuki 12-38, Overbay 9-25, Nix 7-23, Hafner 3-14, Boesch 3-13, Gardner 2-9, Youkilis 2-5, Stewart 1-2.
Stat of the Day: Sabathia is 2-5 with a 6.12 earned run average in eight starts against the Red Sox since the start of 2011 season. He is 8-10, 4.33 in 23 career starts against the Sox.
Notes: Ellsbury was in the original lineup the Red Sox announed. That was then changed minutes later. No reason has been given yet for his absence. ... The Red Sox have a two-game lead in the division on the Yankees as the rivals meet for their second series this season. The Sox took two of three from April 1-4 in the Bronx. ... The Yankees have lost five straight, including a four-game Subway Series sweep at the hands of the Mets. ... The Sox are 11-6 in a stretch of 20 games in 20 days that ends on Sunday. ... Lester is 10-4, 4.08 in 22 career starts against the Yankees, 7-2, 4.14 in 12 starts at the latest version of Yankee Stadium. Lester faced the Yankees on Opening Day and allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. ... Ellsbury is 16 of 40 (.400) in his last 10 games with eight walks. ... Pedroia has hit safely in 20 of the last 22 games at 32 of 86 (.372). Pedroia has 13 RBIs in the last 13 games. ... Iglesias is 9 of 23 since getting called back up. ... The Sox are 13-8 against the AL East.
Song of the Day: "Girls In their Summer Clothes" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.