Game 12 preview: Red Sox at Yankees

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (5-6)YANKEES (5-6)
Pedroia 2B Gardner LF
Nava RFRoberts 2B
Ortiz DHEllsbury CF
Napoli 1B Beltran DH
Carp LFMcCann C
Bogaerts SS Soriano RF
Pierzynski C Johnson 1B
Herrera 3BSolarte 3B
Bradley Jr. CFAnna SS
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (2-0, 1.38).Pitching: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.92).

Game time: 1:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, YES, Fox Sports1 / WEEI, WFAN.


Red Sox vs. Kuroda: Pedroia 10-31, Nava 8-23, Carp 6-21, Ortiz 10-17, Gomes 2-13. Pierzynski 2-12, Napoli 3-9, Bradley 0-6, Herrera 2-3, Roberts 0-2.

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Yankees vs. Lackey: Suzuki 33-113, Jeter 23-83, Roberts 12-42, Soriano 6-40, Gardner 11-31, Ellsbury 4-20, Beltran 2-16, Johnson 3-15, Cervelli 3-5.

Stat of the Day: Lackey has faced Suzuki 120 times over the years. That’s the most he has faced any batter and the most Suzuki has faced any pitcher. Ichiro has hit .292/.333/.372 against Lackey, well below his career numbers of .319/.361/.414.

Up the middle: Dustin Pedroia has yet to draw a walk. He is 2 of his last 22 and has a slash line of .240./240/.280 through 11 games. … Bogaerts has 11 hits in 12 games but has yet to drive in a run. He is 2 of his last 13.

The pitchers: Lackey has allowed two earned runs over 13 innings this season. … He is 12-13 with a 3.38 ERA in 31 regular season starts since undergoing Tommy John surgery. His ERA was 5.26 in the two seasons before that. … Lackey is 10-10, 4.87 in 27 career starts against the Yankees. … Kuroda is 3-5, 4.05 in 12 career starts against the Sox. He was 1-4, 4.88 in six starts last season.


Notes: The Sox have won seven of nine and 14 of 21 against the Yankees. … The Sox are an amazingly bad 18 of 92 (.196) with runners in scoring position. … The Sox are 5-0 when leading after six innings. … Jeter has 3,336 hits. He needs 94 to pass Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski for seventh place in history. … Junichi Tazawa has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings in six appearances and struck out eight with one walk. … Sox pitchers have allowed six earned runs over 26 innings in the last three games.

Song of the Day: “Bright Size Life” by Pat Metheny.

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