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Game 100: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 21, 2013 03:45 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (59-40)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Iglesias 3B
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24).

YANKEES (52-45)
Gardner CF
Ichiro RF
Cano 2B
Overbay 1B
Wells LF
Hafner DH
Nunez SS
Stewart C
Cruz 3B
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI, WCBS.

Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 13-55, Pedroia 15-49, Ellsbury 7-31, Gomes 6-29, Napoli 6-28, Victorino 7-22, Saltalamacchia 4-16, Nava 2-10, Iglesias 4-8, Carp 0-5, Snyder 1-6, Lavarnway 0-3.

Yankees vs. Dempster: Overbay 3-9, Suzuki 2-7, Cano 1-6, Wells 3-9, Gardner 2-6, Cruz 0-5, Nunez 2-5, Hafner 1-4, Lillibridge 0-3, Stewart 0-3.

Stat of the Day: Since May 1, Mike Napoli has 19 extra-base hits and 31 RBIs in 223 at-bats. Mike Carp has 15 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs in 112 at-bats.

Notes: The Red Sox won on Friday, the Yankees on Saturday and now the series will decided tonight. The Red Sox are skipping Jon Lester, somewhat suspiciously, to start Dempster. He is 0-5, 7.29 in six career starts against the Yankees. He faced them on April 4 and allowed three runs in five innings. ... Sabathia is 9-10, 4.19 in 24 career starts against the Sox, 7-6, 4.31 with the Yankees and 3-5, 5.49 in nine starts over the last three seasons. Sabathia hasn't pitched at Fenway since Aug. 30, 2011. ... Gomes is 15 of 44 with eight extra-base hits and eight RBIs in his last 13 games. ... The Sox are 2 of 15 with runners in scoring position in the series. ... Saltalamacchia is 0 for his last 14. ... If the Red Sox win tonight, they'll have 20 series victories. That's as many as they had all last season.

Song of the Day: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan.

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