It’s the final game of the series and here are the lineups:
RED SOX (69-43)
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (9-4, 2.20)
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.22)
Game time: 8:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: ESPN / WEEI, WCBS
Notes: Beckett is 3-0, 0.86 in three starts against the Yankees this season. He is 13-7, 5.52 in 17 career starts. … Garcia is 0-2, 10.13 in three appearances against the Sox this season, two of them starts. He is 8-4, 4.82 lifetime. … The Sox lead the season series 9-2, outscoring the Yankees 72-44. A win tonight would give the Sox their first season series victory against the Yankees sine 2004 and only the second season series victory in 12 years. … The teams meet again on Aug. 30 at Fenway. … Ellsbury is hitting .381 with 13 RBIs against the Yankees this season. Pedroia is hitting .459 with eight RBIs. … Cano is 0 for 7 in the series. … Crawford is 6 for his last 8 with two doubles. … Daniel Bard has allowed four runs on four hits in his last 1.1 innings. … After tonight, the Sox play 14 of their next 17 games on the road.
Stat of the Day: Garcia has gone 59.2 innings without giving up a home run. The Sox have hit at least one home run in 12 consecutive games, their longest streak since June of 2009 when they also connected in 12 straight. Something has to give.
Song of the Day: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2.