Game 124: Yankees at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (72-51)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Gomes LF
Drew SS
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-5, 3.66).

YANKEES (62-58)
Gardner CF
Nunez SS
Cano 2B
Soriano LF
Rodriguez 3B
Wells DH
Suzuki RF
Reynolds 1B
Stewart C
Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (7-9, 4.62).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Pettitte: Ortiz 23-64, Pedroia 10-45, Ellsbury 10-27, Gomes 10-28, Napoli 7-19, Victorino 7-20, Drew 3-9, Saltalamacchia 0-6, Carp 0-3, Middlebrooks 2-3, Nava 1-3.

Yankees vs. Doubront: Cano 1-16, Granderson 2-13, Suzuki 2-11, Gardner 0-7, Rodriguez 2-6, Nix 1-7, Nunez 2-6, Wells 2-6, Overbay 1-4, Stewart 1-2, Romine 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox will play 10 of their final 39 games against the Yankees.


Notes: The Sox are 6-3 against the Yankees this season, outscoring them, 46-29 … Doubront is 3-1, 2.36, in 10 career appearances against the Yankees, six of them starts. In two starts this season, he has allowed two earned runs on nine hits over 12.1 innings. Doubront has a 2.73 ERA in his last 16 starts this season … Pettitte is 19-11, 3.87, in 41 career appearances against the Red Sox, 7-4, 3.98, at Fenway Park. In two starts against the Sox this season, he has given up five earned runs on 14 hits over 14.1 innings. In Pettitte’s last two starts, he allowed 19 hits over seven innings … The Red Sox bullpen has allowed two earned runs in its last 15 innings … Craig Breslow has thrown 9.2 scoreless innings in his last 10 outings … Hot Sox: Will Middlebrooks is 7 for 18 since being called back up and Ryan Lavarnway is 8 of 20 in his last five starts with four RBIs … Alfonso Soriano is hitting .296 with a .944 OPS in 18 games for the Yankees since the Cubs traded him. In his last three games, Soriano is an unconscious 10 for 14 with a double, four homers, and 14 RBIs … Cold Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury is 2 for his last 20, Shane Victorino 1 for 14, and David Ortiz 3-20 … The Sox have 11 runs in their last four games. They’ve hit .238 in that stretch, 7 for 40 (.175) with runners in scoring position, and left 40 runners on base … Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 8 for his last 23 with five doubles. …Ichiro is six hits away from 4,000 in his career (Japan and MLB). … Cano needs one homer for 200.


Song of the Day: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams.

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