Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (4-9)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (0-0, 5.40)
YANKEES (8-6 Jeter DH
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (0-1, 6.97)
Game time: 4:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, WCBS
Song of the Day: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day.
Yankees vs. Doubront: Martin 0-3, Cano 0-2, Granderson 1-2, Swisher 1-2, Chavez 1-1, Jeter 0-1.
Red Sox vs. Garcia: Ortiz 12-42, Punto 5-25, Youkilis 3-16, Pedroia 4-14, Aviles 8-14, Gonzalez 2-12, Salty 1-5, Sweeney 2-5, Ross 1-3, Shoppach 1-3.
Notes: The Red Sox have dropped four straight, getting outscored, 31-8. … The Sox are 11-29 in their last 40 games. … The Sox and Yankees have played 186 regular-season games since the start of the 2002 season. Each team has won 93. The Sox have scored 36 more runs. … The Sox were 4-10 through 14 games last season. … The Sox have allowed 23 home runs, the most in the majors. … The Sox have scored two runs in the first inning of their 13 games. … Aviles is 8 of 24 (.333) since he started hitting leadoff. … Sweeney has hit safely in 10 of the 11 games he has played and is 15 for 37 (.405). … Pedroia is hitting .397 (29 of 73) in his last 18 games against the Yankees. … Doubront is 0-0, 3.86 in 4.2 career innings against the Yankees all in relief. … Garcia is 9-4, 4.45 in 22 career games against the Sox. … The Yankees bullpen has allowed 9 ER in 47.1 IP and struck out 60. … The Sox are 459-457-4 against the Yankees at Fenway. … Cano is a .354 career hitter at Fenway (92 of 260).
Stat of Day I: Courtesy of Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Only four pitchers in Red Sox history have allowed five or more home runs in a game. All were present at Fenway Park on Friday: Josh Beckett (twice), Tim Wakefield (twice), Clay Buchholz (twice), and Dennis Eckersley.
Beckett allowed five homers against the Yankees on Aug. 23, 2009. Eckersley allowed five homers against the Yankees on July 1, 1979, and Buchholz did it Friday.
Stat of the Day II: The Red Sox media notes on Friday said that the average US income in 1912 was $1,033. Alex Rodriguez is making $29 million this season, or $179,012 a game. Based on Friday’s game going 3 hours and 18 minutes, he made $904.55 a minute. Or just $128.45 less than the average American did all year in 1912.