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Game 151: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 15, 2013 03:38 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (91-59)
Pedroia 2B
Nava RF
Ortiz DH
Carp LF
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Bogaerts 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61).

YANKEES (79-70)
Granderson CF
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Soriano LF
Overbay 1B
Reynolds 3B
Suzuki RF
Ryan SS
Stewart C
Pitching: RHP Ivan Nova (8-4, 3.17).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI, WCBS.

Red Sox vs. Nova: Ortiz 5-14, Pedroia 4-10, Nava 1-7, Ellsbury 1-8, Salty 0-8, Carp 1-3, McDonald 0-4, Napoli 0-4, Drew 2-4, Lavarnway 1-2, Middlebrooks 2-2, Victorino 0-2.

Yankees vs. Buchholz: Wells 7-31, Cano 12-29, Overbay 7-25, Rodriguez 9-23, Granderson 2-15, Reynolds 3-11, Suzuki 3-12, Nunez 1-2, Ryan 0-3, Stewart 0-2, Romine 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 12-6 against the Yankees. They have not won 13 games in a season against New York since going 14-4 in 1973.

Notes: The Sox and Yankees meet for the final time in the regular season with the Sox looking for a three-game sweep. The Sox have taken five of the last six games between the teams. ... The Sox are 8.5 games up on the second-place Tampa Bay Rays. ... The Yankees are three games out in the wild card race. ... Buchholz is making his second start since spending three months on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He threw five scoreless innings against Tampa Bay in his first game back. Buuchholz has faced the Yankees twice this season and allowed one run over 12 innings. ... Nova has allowed seven runs over 10 innings in his last two starts. That included a start against the Sox on Sept. 5 when he allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over four innings. ... The Sox are 49-25 at Fenway Park with wins in nine of their last 11 games. ... The Sox are 10-3 in September, outscoring teams 91-55. ... Pedroia is 7 for 23 with four runs scored in five games as a leadoff hitter filling in for an injured Jacoby Ellsbury. ... Middlebrooks is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. ... Drew is hitting .293/.373/.468 since July 31 with 17 extra-base hits and 25 RBIs. ... Napoli is 22 of his last 57 (.386) with 12 extra-base hits, 18 RBIs and 13 walks.

Song of the Day: "The Tide Is High" by Blondie.

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