Game 113: Yankees at Red Sox

It’s the final game of the series and here are the lineups:

RED SOX (69-43)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Crawford LF
Reddick RF
Varitek C
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (9-4, 2.20)

YANKEES (69-43)
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Chavez DH
Martin 2
Nunez 3B

Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.22)

Game time: 8:05 p.m.


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.

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