Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (83-52)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (14-6, 3.09)
Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.31)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI (850-AM), WCBS (880-AM)
Notes: On paper, this looks like a pinstriped disaster. Burnett is 0-4, 8.71 in eight starts against the Red Sox as a Yankee, 0-3, 10.61 in six starts at Fenway Park. He is 1-5, 7.79 in his last 10 starts overall and is coming off an outing that saw him allow nine runs in five innings against Baltimore. … Lester is 8-2, 3.62 in 15 career starts against the Yankees, 2-1, 5.00 in three starts this season. The big lefty is 3-0 in his last three starts overall this season, allowing three earned runs over 19 innings. … Ortiz takes a 14-game hit streak into the game, his longest as a member of the Sox. He is 25 of 53 with 14 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs in the streak. … The Sox are 11-3 against the Yankees this season, outscoring them 86-56. The Sox haven’t won 12 games against the Yankees in the regular season since 1973. … Jonathan Papelbon has not allowed a run since July 16. His line since: 17 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 20 K. He has retired the last 16 batters he has faced. … Daniel Bard has gone 9 2/3 innings without allowing a run.
Stat of the Day: Jarrod Saltalamacchia (13) and Jason Varitek (10) are the first pair of Red Sox catchers to each get to double-digit home runs since Bob Tillman (14) and Jim Pagliaroni (11) in 1962.
Song of the Day: “It’s All Over Now” by The Rolling Stones.