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Lineups and Game Notes: Yoenis Cespedes to Make Red Sox Debut

Newly-acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will play his first game as a member of the Red Sox on Saturday against the Yankees. Winslow Townson/AP

The new-look Red Sox got a much-needed win on Friday night in their first contest after perhaps the busiest trade deadline in team history. After Allen Craig make his Red Sox debut on Friday, Yoenis Cespedes gets the start in left field for his first crack at the Green Monster in a Sox uniform. Here’s a look at the rest of the lineups for Saturday’s matchup with the Yankees:

YANKEES (55-53)
1. Brett Gardner (LF)
2. Derek Jeter (SS)
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
4. Mark Teixeira (1B)
5. Carlos Beltran (DH)
6. Chase Headley (3B)
7. Stephen Drew (2B)
8. Martin Prado (RF)
9. Francisco Cervelli (C)
SP: Shane Greene (RHP) (2-1, 3.28 ERA)


RED SOX (49-60)
1. Brock Holt (3B)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. David Ortiz (DH)
4. Yoenis Cespedes (LF)
5. Mike Napoli (1B)
6. Daniel Nava (RF)
7. Xander Bogaerts (3B)
8. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (CF)
9. Christian Vazquez (C)
SP: Allen Webster (RHP) (1-0, 3.38 ERA)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, 93.7 WEEI

Notes: The Red Sox defeated the Yankees last night at Fenway Park, 4-3, the opener of a 3-game set…Anthony Ranaudo started for Boston and earned the win, allowing 2 runs in 6.0 IP in his ML debut…He became the 1st Red Sox pitcher to start and win his major league debut against the Yankees since Vaughn Eshelman 5/2/95…Elias says only 2 other Red Sox pitchers started and won against the Yankees at Fenway Park in their MLB debut: Jim Bagby, Jr. (1938) and Mike Garman (1969)…The Sox took a 2 run lead in a 4-hit 3rd inning that featured Allen Craig’s 1st hit as a Red Sox, a double, in his club debut…Last night Boston played its AL-leading 41st 1-run game this season (21-20), 2nd in the majors to Miami (42)…The Sox’ 21, 1-run wins rank 2nd in the AL to BAL (22)…KC is the only AL team with more 1-run losses (21)…The Sox are on a pace for 61, 1-run games this year…It would be the most 1-run decisions for an AL team since the 1993 Royals (70) and would pass the Sox’ current record of 59, 1-run games in 1961 (32-27).


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