Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (68-43)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (9-8, 6.23)
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (16-5, 2.55)
Game time: 4:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, WCBS
Notes: The Yankees have won eight straight and taken a one-game lead in the division. … The Sox have dropped five of their last nine. … Sabathia is 7-1 with a 1.01 ERA in his last eight starts. Over 62.2 innings, he has allowed 41 hits and struck out 78. Sabathia is 1-3, 4.91 in seven starts against the Red Sox over the last two seasons. … Lackey is 4-0, 3.41 in his last five starts. He is 7-8, 4.68 in 20 career starts against the Yankees. … Ellsbury has reached base safely in 18 straight games.
Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ellsbury 4-19, Pedroia 8-35, Gonzalez 4-18, Youkilis 13-35, Ortiz 12-46, Crawford 18-64, Saltalamacchia 2-7, Scutaro 10-33, Aviles 5-10, McDonald 1-10.
Yankees vs. Lackey: Gardner 5-15, Granderson 6-19, Jeter, 21-72, Teixeira 22-66, Cano 12-47, Swisher 8-60, Martin 2-12, Posada 15-47.
Stat of the Day: Saltalamacchia has thrown out eight of the last 18 runners attempting to steal bases against him.
Song of the Day: “If I Should Fall Behind” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.