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Tonight's lineup: Gomes back at leadoff spot, Sizemore bats 5th

Here are the lineups for the second game of the Red Sox-Yankees series that gets underway at 7:05 p.m. tonight.

RED SOX (4-6)
1. Jonny Gomes (R) RF
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
6. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
7. Ryan Roberts (R) 3B
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: Jon Lester (LHP) (0-2, 2.51 ERA)

YANKEES (5-5)
1. Derek Jeter (R) SS
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) DH
5. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
6. Yangervis Solarte (S) 3B
7. Ichiro Suzuki (L) LF
8. Brian Roberts (S) 2B
9. Kelly Johnson (L) 1B
SP: CC Sabathia (LHP) (1-1, 7.50 ERA)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

Location: Yankee Stadium, NY

TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI (93.7 FM)

Notes: The Red Sox fell to the Yankees 4-1 last night in the 1st game of a 4-game series in the Bronx...The Sox have now dropped 3 of 4 series openers in 2014... At 4-6, Boston is 2 wins off the pace of the 2013 team, which started 6-4...The Sox also dropped at least 6 of their first 10 games in each of the 4 seasons preceding 2013, starting 4-6 in 2012, 2-8 in 2011, 4-6 in 2010, and 4-6 in 2009...The Red Sox have fallen to 5th place in the AL East, but are just 1.0 game behind NYY, TB, and TOR for 1st place (all 5-5)...Tonight’s starter Jon Lester is 7-3 in his career at the current Yankee Stadium, the most wins among any visitor here since the park opened in 2009...David Price ranks 2nd on that list with a 5-2 record at this ballpark...With a double last night, David Ortiz has now reached base safely in each of his 23 games played against the Yankees since the start of the 2012 season, 1 shy of Rajai Davis (24) for the longest active on-base streak against NYY...In those 23 games, Ortiz is batting .425 (37-for-87) with 13 doubles, 3 homers, 12 RBI, and 18 walks.

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