Game 57: Red Sox at Yankees

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (33-23)
Nava LF
Carp RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Drew SS
Saltalamacchia C
Iglesias 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (3-2, 5.29).

YANKEES (31-23)
Gardner CF
Youkilis DH
Cano 2B
Teixeira 1B
Wells LF
Nix SS
Adams 3B
Suzuki RF
Stewart C
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (2-3, 4.97)

Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Hughes: Pedroia 6-24, Ortiz 9-20 (5 extra-base hits), Ellsbury 6-16, Salty 2-13, Nava 1-10, Carp 4-8, Ciriaco 4-9, Napoli 3-7, Gomes 0-3, Ross 1-2.

Yankees vs. Doubront: Cano 0-11, Teixeira 2-9, Nix 0-5, Suzuki 1-5, Youkilis 1-3, Gardner 0-2, Hafner 1-2, Overbay 0-1, Romine 0-1, Wells 1-1.


Stat of the Day: Red Sox reserve infielder Pedro Ciriaco has hit .415 (22 of 53) in 14 games against the Yankees since joining the Red Sox with a .436 on-base percentage, a .566 slugging percentage, seven RBIs and 12 runs scored. In 85 games against other teams, Ciriaco is hitting .258 (65 of 252) with a .291 on-base percentage, a .353 slugging percentage, 16 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

Stat of the Day II: Red Sox pitchers have 504 strikeouts, second in the major leagues. Red Sox batters have struck out 467 times, third in the major leagues. Red Sox batters have 2,157 plate appearances this season and their pitchers have faced 2,107 batters. So 971 of the 4,264 plate appearances involving the Red Sox this season have resulted in a strikeout. That’s just under 23 percent.

Notes: The Red Sox and Yankees have split four games this season, all played at the big stadium in the Bronx. … Doubront has allowed six earned runs over 17 innings in his last three starts, dropping his ERA from 6.40 to 5.29. He is 1-1, 2.73 in eight career appearances against the Yankees, four of them starts. … Hughes is 5-6, 4.95 in 20 career appearances against the Sox. But he was 3-1, 2.03 in four starts last season. Hughes didn’t get out of the first inning against Seattle on May 15. He allowed three earned runs over 13 innings in the two starts that followed. … Iglesias has reached safely in 13 of the 14 games he has played this season. … If Ellsbury does not play, it would be the 240th game he has missed since the start of the 2010 season. That would be 44 percent of the games played. … The Sox have dropped four of their last six road games.


Song of the Day: “Saturday” by The Enemy.

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