Here is a preview of the game:
RED SOX (64-79)
De Jesus 2B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-8, 5.21)
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (14-12, 4.13)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Hughes: Pedroia 6-24, Ellsbury 5-13, Salty 2-12, Ross 1-8, Aviles 2-8, Nava 1-7, Podsednik 2-7, Ciriaco 3-6, Gomez 2-3, Kalish 1-5.
Yankees vs. Doubront: Cano 0-10, Granderson 2-10, Martin 2-8, Swisher 4-10, Jeter 2-10, Teixeira 2-9, Jones 1-6, Nix 0-5, Suzuki 1-5, Rodriguez 0-3, Nunez 0-1, Chavez 1-1, Dickerson 0-1.
Stat of the Day: Saltalamacchia’s 24 home runs are tied for second most by a catcher in the majors this year behind A.J. Pierzynski of the White Sox, who has 26.
Notes: The series wraps up with Doubront seeking his first win since July 18. He is 0-4, 8.27 in seven starts since and last lasted only 32.2 innings in those starts. Doubront has faced the Yankees three times and allowed only five earned runs over 18.2 innings with 21 strikeouts. … Hughes is 2-1, 2.79 in three starts against the Sox this season. He faced them Aug. 17 and allowed four runs (none earned) over seven innings. … The Sox have lost 5 of 6 and 12 of 14. They start a seven-game road trip in Toronto on Friday night. … Pedroia is out after the birth of his second child. … The Yankees are tied for first in the division with the Orioles. … Swisher is 21 of 46 with 11 extra-base hits and 14 RBIs against the Sox this season. … The Sox are 5-9 against the Yankees this season.
Song of the Day: “Truth Hits Everybody” by The Police.