For one last time this season, here are the lineups:
RED SOX (88-73)
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (13-11, 4.47)
Pitching: RHP Dustin Moseley (4-3, 4.77)
Game time: 1:35 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, TBS / WEEI, WCBS
State of the Sox: The Sox have lost four of their last five and five of their last seven. They are seven games out of first place.
State of the ‘stripes: The Yankees start the day tied atop the division with the Rays and a game ahead of the Twins. If the Yankees win and the Rays lose, they win the division and have home field advantage for the AL playoffs.
Notes: The Sox are 45-35 at Fenway, their fewest wins since the 2002 team won 42 games. … The Yankees lead the season series 9-8. … The Red Sox have played 85 games decided by one or two runs, winning 42 of them. … This could be the last time for Varitek as a member of the Red Sox as he is a free agent. … The Sox have 208 homers, sixth in team history. … The Sox have scored 810 runs, 62 fewer than last season. …
Song of the day: I Don’t Want To Lose You Yet by Steve Earle.
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