Game 157: Red Sox at Yankees

Let’s try this again. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (88-68)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gonzalez 1B
Aviles 3B
Scutaro SS
Reddick RF
Saltalamacchia C
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (15-8, 3.15)

YANKEES (95-61)
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Jones LF
Montero DH
Martin C
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (11-8, 3.77)

Game time: 4:10 p.m.


Notes: The AL East champion Yankees have won six of their last 10 games and have few tangible goals left before the end of the regular season. They have a five-game lead on the Rangers and Tigers for best record in the league with six to play. It’s also unlikely they will press to win 100 games, a relatively meaningless feat. … The stumbling Red Sox, meanwhile, have a 2.5-game lead on the Rays in the wild card. The Sox have lost five of six, 12 of 15, 14 of 18 and 16 of 21. … The Sox are 11-4 against the Yankees this season. … Lester is 8-2, 3.53 in 16 career starts against the Yankees, 6-1, 2.67 in nine starts in the Bronx. … Garcia is 0-2, 6.92 in four appearances against the Red Sox this season. … Red Sox starters have a 6.75 ERA in the last 18 games. … The Sox have committed 23 errors in the last 21 games. … Aviles is 7 for 11 against Garcia. … Crawford is hitting second for the the seventh time this season.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 6-0 at Yankee Stadium this season, outscoring the Yankees 43-22. The Sox have won nine of their last 10 games at the Bronx going back to last season.

Song of the Day: “A Change Would Do You Good” by Sheryl Crow.

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