Game 151: Yankees at Red Sox

Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (91-59)
Pedroia 2B
Nava RF
Ortiz DH
Carp LF
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Drew SS
Bogaerts 3B
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61).

YANKEES (79-70)
Granderson CF
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Soriano LF
Overbay 1B
Reynolds 3B
Suzuki RF
Ryan SS
Stewart C
Pitching: RHP Ivan Nova (8-4, 3.17).

Game time: 8:05 p.m.


Red Sox vs. Nova: Ortiz 5-14, Pedroia 4-10, Nava 1-7, Ellsbury 1-8, Salty 0-8, Carp 1-3, McDonald 0-4, Napoli 0-4, Drew 2-4, Lavarnway 1-2, Middlebrooks 2-2, Victorino 0-2.

Yankees vs. Buchholz: Wells 7-31, Cano 12-29, Overbay 7-25, Rodriguez 9-23, Granderson 2-15, Reynolds 3-11, Suzuki 3-12, Nunez 1-2, Ryan 0-3, Stewart 0-2, Romine 0-1.


Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 12-6 against the Yankees. They have not won 13 games in a season against New York since going 14-4 in 1973.

Notes: The Sox and Yankees meet for the final time in the regular season with the Sox looking for a three-game sweep. The Sox have taken five of the last six games between the teams. … The Sox are 8.5 games up on the second-place Tampa Bay Rays. … The Yankees are three games out in the wild card race. … Buchholz is making his second start since spending three months on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He threw five scoreless innings against Tampa Bay in his first game back. Buuchholz has faced the Yankees twice this season and allowed one run over 12 innings. … Nova has allowed seven runs over 10 innings in his last two starts. That included a start against the Sox on Sept. 5 when he allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over four innings. … The Sox are 49-25 at Fenway Park with wins in nine of their last 11 games. … The Sox are 10-3 in September, outscoring teams 91-55. … Pedroia is 7 for 23 with four runs scored in five games as a leadoff hitter filling in for an injured Jacoby Ellsbury. … Middlebrooks is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. … Drew is hitting .293/.373/.468 since July 31 with 17 extra-base hits and 25 RBIs. … Napoli is 22 of his last 57 (.386) with 12 extra-base hits, 18 RBIs and 13 walks.


Song of the Day: “The Tide Is High” by Blondie.

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