Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (33-22)
Bradley Jr CF
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (6-1, 3.34).
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (4-4, 3.96).
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 13-52, Pedroia 13-46, Ellsbury 7-31, Gomes 6-26, Napoli 5-25, Salty 4-16, Ross 4-13, Ciriaco 2-7, Nava 2-7, Carp 0-5, Iglesias 2-6, Drew 2-3, Bradley 0-1.
Yankees vs. Lester: Cano 14-60, Teixeira 12-48, Suzuki 12-38, Overbay 9-25, Nix 7-23, Hafner 3-14, Boesch 3-13, Gardner 2-9, Youkilis 2-5, Stewart 1-2.
Stat of the Day: Sabathia is 2-5 with a 6.12 earned run average in eight starts against the Red Sox since the start of 2011 season. He is 8-10, 4.33 in 23 career starts against the Sox.
Notes: Ellsbury was in the original lineup the Red Sox announed. That was then changed minutes later. No reason has been given yet for his absence. … The Red Sox have a two-game lead in the division on the Yankees as the rivals meet for their second series this season. The Sox took two of three from April 1-4 in the Bronx. … The Yankees have lost five straight, including a four-game Subway Series sweep at the hands of the Mets. … The Sox are 11-6 in a stretch of 20 games in 20 days that ends on Sunday. … Lester is 10-4, 4.08 in 22 career starts against the Yankees, 7-2, 4.14 in 12 starts at the latest version of Yankee Stadium. Lester faced the Yankees on Opening Day and allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. … Ellsbury is 16 of 40 (.400) in his last 10 games with eight walks. … Pedroia has hit safely in 20 of the last 22 games at 32 of 86 (.372). Pedroia has 13 RBIs in the last 13 games. … Iglesias is 9 of 23 since getting called back up. … The Sox are 13-8 against the AL East.
Song of the Day: “Girls In their Summer Clothes” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.