Game 143: Red Sox at Yankees

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (85-57)
Victorino CF
Gomes LF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava RF
Drew SS
Ross C
Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-6, 3.89).

YANKEES (75-65)
Gardner CF
Jeter DH
Soriano LF
Cano 2B
Rodriguez 3B
Wells RF
Nunez SS
Reynolds 1B
Stewart C
Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.01).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI, WCBS.

Red Sox vs. Pettitte: Ortiz 24-67, Pedroia 11-48, Ellsbury 10-30, Gomes 11-31, McDonald 8-26, Napoli 7-21, Victorino 7-23, Ross 5-15, Drew 4-12, Salty 1-9, Middlebrooks 3-5, Carp 0-3, Nava 1-3, Snyder 0-2.

Yankees vs. Doubront: Cano 2-18, Granderson 2-13, Reynolds 2-13, Suzuki 2-13, Jeter 2-13, Gardner 1-10, Nunez 4-8, Wells 2-7, Rodriguez 3-8, Stewart 1-4, Overbay 1-4, Soriano 2-3, Romine 0-1.


Stat of the Day: Victorino is hitting .313 with a .410 on-base percentage and a .522 slugging percentage batting righthanded against righthanders. He has four home runs. Oddly, he also has been hit nine times in 78 plate appearances,

Notes: The Sox have won three straight, six of seven, and 10 of 12. They start the day 6.5 games ahead of the Rays (who have lost nine of 12) in the division and three games up on the Tigers in the race for the best record in the league … The Yankees are nine games out in the division and 2.5 games out in the wild card … Mike Napoli is hitting .361 with a 1.147 OPS in his last 10 games. He has six extra-base hits and nine RBIs … Will Middlebrooks is hitting .347/.412/.560 in 23 games since being recalled. He has eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. … Felix Doubront is 2-1 but with a 5.47 ERA in his last five starts. That includes a rocky start (4 IP 8 H, 6 ER) against the Yankees Aug. 16. But Doubront is 3-2, 3.33 in 11 games against the Yankees in his career and has a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings at Yankee Stadium … Pettitte is 3-0, 1.20 in his last five starts. He beat Doubront in that Aug. 16 game, allowing three runs (none earned) over 6.2 innings. Pettitte is 20-11, 3.76 in 42 career games against the Red Sox. … The Sox are 27 of their last 27 in stolen bases, the longest streak in the majors since Toronto stole 38 in a row in 1993.


Song of the Day: “Love and Peace Or Else” by U2.

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