Lineups, etc.

There’s a whole lot of standing around going on in the Red Sox clubhouse, so I decided to bow out to give you all a peak at the lineups for tonight. I also have some news of note from Terry Francona, and the update that “Talladega Nights” was bringing down the (club)house.

Francona did say that, though he was tempted to put Wily Mo Pena in the lineup after his grand slam last night, he went with Coco Crisp because of the size of the outfield in Yankee Stadium. With Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound, he wanted to go with defense. And he understands that, even though Crisp was seemingly hitting his offensive stride before the trouble with the oblique popped up, offense may be too much to ask from him tonight.

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And, with that, the lineups…

Red Sox

1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

SP – Daisuke Matsuzaka

Yankees

1. Johnny Damon, CF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, DH
6. Hideki Matsui, LF
7. Jorge Posada, C
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B

SP – Andy Pettitte