Game 101: Red Sox at Yankees

Good afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game:

RED SOX (49-51)
Ellsbury CF
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Shoppach C
Aviles SS
Nava LF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46)

YANKEES (60-39)
Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Jones LF
Nix 3B
Martin DH
Suzuki RF
Stewart C
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30)

Game time: 4:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Crawford 22-69, Pedroia 10-41, Punto 8-39, Shoppach 8-28, Gonzalez 5-25, Ellsbury 6-24, Aviles 6-13, Saltalamacchia 3-12, Sweeney 1-8, Ross 0-1.

Yankees vs. Lester: Jeter 19-52, Cano 12-47, Swisher 11-38, Teixeira 11-42, Jones 7-22, Ichiro 8-29, Granderson 6-23 Nix 5-14, Ibanez 4-12, Martin 2-7, Stewart 0-1.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 1-6 against the Yankees this season, getting outscored 59-35. They have lost 11 of their last 16 games against the Yankees.

Notes: The Red Sox are 7-13 when Lester starts and the Yankees are 12-5 with Sabathia on the mound. … The Sox have lost two straight, six of seven and 14 of 21. They are 11.5 games out of first. … Think David Ortiz is pretty good? The Sox are hitting .219 and have scored 20 runs in their last seven games as he recovers from a strained Achilles’ tendon. … The Sox are averaging 7.4 walks per 100 plate appearances as a team. From 2007-2011, they averaged 10.0. … Lester is 0-3, 13.32 in his last three starts, allowing 21 earned runs on 25 hits (five home runs) and 10 walks over 12.1 innings. He is 8-4, 4.33 in 18 career starts against the Yankees. … Sabathia is 7-9, 4.14 in 20 career starts against the Sox. He was 1-4, 6.39 in five starts last season. This is his first game against the Sox this season. Sabathia is 3-0, 2.60 in his last five starts. … The Sox are 16-24 against the AL East.

Song of the Day: “I Can’t Stand Up” by Sam & Dave

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