Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (73-52)
Pitching: Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.50 ERA).
Pitching: CC Sabathia (10-10, 4.66).
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI-FM.
Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 14-58, Pedroia 16-52, Ellsbury 9-33, Gomes 7-32, Napoli 7-31, Victorino 8-24, Saltalamacchia 5-19, Nava 2-10, Drew 2-7, Carp 0-5, Middlebrooks 1-5, Lavarnway 0-3, Dempster 1-2.
Yankees vs. Dempster: Reynolds 4-15, Overbay 3-12, Wells 4-11, Gardner 5-10, Suzuki 2-9, Cano 2-8, Nunez 3-8, Granderson 2-4, Soriano 1-4, Stewart 0-4, Rodriguez 2-2, Sabathia 0-1.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are still the only team in the major that hasn’t lost four straight this season.
Notes: Having split the first two games of the three-game weekend set with the Yankees, the Red Sox are looking to avoid losing their third straight series. They’ve only dropped three straight series once the season … The Sox have lost six of their last nine and seven on their past 12 … They are 7-4 for the season against the Yankees. The two teams play seven games in Sept. Three at Fenway … Through the first 12 games of a stretch that will see the Red Sox play 16 of 19 on the road, the Sox are 5-7 … Dempster is 0-5 in seven starts against the Yankees with a 6.98 ERA … Sabathia is 3-5 with a 6.06 ERA in his past 10 starts. He’s given up 26 home runs this season, 14 on the road … David Ortiz is hitting .378 (17-for-45) with three homers and six RBIs in his past 11 games … Will Middlebrooks has hit safely in all seven games since being recalled. Over that stretch, he’s hitting .435 (10-for-23) with two doubles and three RBIs.
Song of the Day: "Triangle Ship," by Terrace Martin feat. Kendrick Lamar