Game 161: Red Sox at Yankees

Good afternoon. Here is a preview of the game:

RED SOX (69-91)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Nava LF
Ross RF
Loney 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Lavarnway DH
Ciriaco 3B
Iglesias SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (9-14, 4.94)

YANKEES (93-67)
Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Rodriguez 3B
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Martin C
Granderson CF
Nunez DH
Ichiro LF
Pitching: RHP David Phelps (4-8, 3.34)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, YES / WEEI, WCBS

Red Sox vs. Phelps: Ross 1-8, Ciriaco 3-7, Ellsbury 1-6, Podsednik 0-5, Salty 3-3, Aviles 1-3, Lavarnway 0-3, Iglesias 0-2, Loney 1-2, Nava 0-2.

Yankees vs. Lester: Jeter 20-60, Cano 12-55, Swisher 14-44, Teixeira 12-45, Rodriguez 7-39, Jones 8-29, Suzuki 10-34, Granderson 8-30, Nix 7-21, Martin 3-13, Ibanez 4-12, McGehee 1-7, Nunez 1-6, Gardner 1-6, Cervelli 1-4, Stewart 1-2.

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Stat of the Day: The Red Sox were 97-51 (.655) in games started by Lester before Sept. 1, 2011. They are 14-24 (.368) since. He was 75-31, 3.47 until last September. He is 10-17, 5.00 since.

Notes: The Red Sox have lost six straight (one off their season worst), 10 of 11, 20 of 27 and 40 of 56. They are a loss away (or a Toronto win) from clinching last place alone for the first time since 1992. … The Yankees lead the Orioles by a game in the division with two to go. … The Sox are 5-11 against the Yankees, their worst mark since going 5-13 in 2001. … Lester is 9-4, 4.27 in 21 career starts against the Yankees, 1-1, 4.76 in four starts this season. Lester is actually pretty good (6-4, 3.38) in 14 starts on the road. Maybe all the singing and doing the wave at Fenway distracts him. Lester has been fairly decent (4-6, 4.01) in 11 starts since Aug. 1. … Phelps is 1-1, 3.44 in four games (two starts) against the Sox this season with 17 strikeouts over 18.1 innings. … Teixeira has 20 RBIs against the Sox this season, the most for a Yankee in a season against the Sox since Mickey Mantle had 22 in 1958.

Song of the Day: “Stay Useless” by Cloud Nothings.

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