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Game 150: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 14, 2013 09:11 AM

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Good morning. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (90-59)
Pedroia 2B
Victorino CF
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Nava RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Ross C
Bogaerts SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (13-8, 3.86).

YANKEES (79-69)
Granderson CF
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Soriano LF
Reynolds 3B
Wells RF
Overbay 1B
Ryan SS
Murphy C
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (13-12, 4.82).

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 15-60, Pedroia 17-55, Ellsbury 9-36, Gomes 7-34, Napoli 7-31, Victorino 10-27, Saltalamacchia 7-21, McDonald 4-21, Ross 5-16, Nava 2-11, Drew 2-9, Middlebrooks 2-7, Bradley 0-4, Carp 0-5, Snyder 1-6, Berry 2-4, Lavarnway 0-3.

Yankees vs. Lester: Cano 17-66, Wells 8-45, Rodriguez 11-45, Suzuki 15-45, Granderson 9-36, Overbay 9-25, Reynolds 7-22, Nunez 2-15, Soriano 4-13, Ryan 3-9, Stewart 3-5, Adams 0-2, Romine 0-2.

Stat of the Day: Sabathia is 3-3 with a 6.62 ERA in nine starts against the Red Sox at Fenway Park while a member of the Yankees.

Notes: The Red Sox wake up on top of the baseball world. They have the best record in the game, an 8.5 game lead in the division and a magic number of seven. The Sox have won eight of their last 10 games. ... The Yankees are two games out in the wild card with 14 to play. ... The Sox are 11-6 against the Yankees this season, outscoring them 106-82. ...Lester is 5-2, 2.53 in 10 starts since the All-Star break. He is 1-1, 4.19 in three starts against the Yankees this season. His last start, last Sunday, was against New York. Lester allowed three runs over eight innings in a no-decision. ... Sabathia is 2-1, 7.15 in four starts against the Sox this season. ... The Sox lead the American League in runs, doubles, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and OPS+. ... The Sox are 9-3 in September, two more wins than last season and 2011. ... Cano is a .347 career hitter at Fenway. The only active opponent with a higher batting average is Justin Morneau at .375.

Song of the Day: "Salty Dog" by Johnny Cash.

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