Here are the lineups:
|RED SOX (5-6)||YANKEES (5-6)|
|Pedroia 2B||Gardner LF|
|Nava RF||Roberts 2B|
|Ortiz DH||Ellsbury CF|
|Napoli 1B||Beltran DH|
|Carp LF||McCann C|
|Bogaerts SS||Soriano RF|
|Pierzynski C||Johnson 1B|
|Herrera 3B||Solarte 3B|
|Bradley Jr. CF||Anna 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.
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.
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