Game 135: Yankees at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (82-52)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Lowrie 3B
Crawford LF
Reddick RF
Varitek C
Scutaro SS
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (11-5, 2.43)

YANKEES (81-52)
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Chavez DH
Nunez 3B
Cervelli C
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (4-4, 6.46)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.


Notes: The Sox are a half-game ahead of the Yankees with 28 games to play. The Yankees have won three straight and the Sox five of seven. … Beckett has faced the Yankees four times this season. His line: 27 IP, 16 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 30 K with three wins. Beckett is 13-7, 5.27 in 26 career starts against the Yankees. … Beckett has a 1.95 ERA in 11 starts at Fenway this season. … Hughes is 2-4, 6.25 in 15 career appearances against the Sox. His line this season in two games: 2.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 0 K. He has an 8.83 ERA at Fenway. … The Sox are 10-3 against the Yankees this season. … Hot Sox: Ortiz has hit safely in 13 straight at 26 of 50 with 13 extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. Scutaro is 19 of his last 59 with 10 RBIs over 15 games. Lowrie is 14 of his last 40 over 10 games. … Jeter needs one hit to tie Craig Biggio for 20th place all-time with 3,060.


Red Sox vs. Hughes: Ellsbury 3-6, Scutaro 4-21, Gonzalez 1-2, Pedroia 3-15, Ortiz 7-15, Crawford 2-15, Lowrie 0-2, Varitek 0-4, Reddick 1-2, Aviles 0-2.

Yankees vs. Beckett: Gardner 7-35, Jeter 25-86, Teixeira 9-47, Cano 22-86, Swisher 10-42, Granderson 8-30, Chavez 3-14, Martin 2-7, Jones 10-37, Posada 13-51.

Stat of the Day: Cano is 88 of 247 (.356) at Fenway Park in his career, the highest average for any Yankee player in history with a minimum of 200 at-bats.

Song of the Day: “Flamethrower” by The J. Geils Band.

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