Good morning. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (90-59)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (13-8, 3.86).
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (13-12, 4.82).
Game time: 1:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Sabathia: Ortiz 15-60, Pedroia 17-55, Ellsbury 9-36, Gomes 7-34, Napoli 7-31, Victorino 10-27, Saltalamacchia 7-21, McDonald 4-21, Ross 5-16, Nava 2-11, Drew 2-9, Middlebrooks 2-7, Bradley 0-4, Carp 0-5, Snyder 1-6, Berry 2-4, Lavarnway 0-3.
Yankees vs. Lester: Cano 17-66, Wells 8-45, Rodriguez 11-45, Suzuki 15-45, Granderson 9-36, Overbay 9-25, Reynolds 7-22, Nunez 2-15, Soriano 4-13, Ryan 3-9, Stewart 3-5, Adams 0-2, Romine 0-2.
Stat of the Day: Sabathia is 3-3 with a 6.62 ERA in nine starts against the Red Sox at Fenway Park while a member of the Yankees.
Notes: The Red Sox wake up on top of the baseball world. They have the best record in the game, an 8.5 game lead in the division and a magic number of seven. The Sox have won eight of their last 10 games. … The Yankees are two games out in the wild card with 14 to play. … The Sox are 11-6 against the Yankees this season, outscoring them 106-82. …Lester is 5-2, 2.53 in 10 starts since the All-Star break. He is 1-1, 4.19 in three starts against the Yankees this season. His last start, last Sunday, was against New York. Lester allowed three runs over eight innings in a no-decision. … Sabathia is 2-1, 7.15 in four starts against the Sox this season. … The Sox lead the American League in runs, doubles, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and OPS+. … The Sox are 9-3 in September, two more wins than last season and 2011. … Cano is a .347 career hitter at Fenway. The only active opponent with a higher batting average is Justin Morneau at .375.
Song of the Day: “Salty Dog” by Johnny Cash.