Game 22 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

Here are the lineups.

RED SOX (9-12)YANKEES (12-8)
Sizemore RFEllsbury CF
Pedroia 2BJeter SS
Ortiz DHBeltran DH
Napoli 1BMcCann C
Carp LFSoriano LF
Pierzynski CTeixeira 1B
Bogaerts SSGardner RF
Holt 3BRoberts 2B
Bradley Jr. CFJohnson 3B
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (2-2, 5.25)Pitching: RHP Michael Pineda (2-1, 1.00)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.



Red Sox vs. Pineda: Napoli 0-4, Pedroia 0-6, Ortiz 2-5, Pierzynski 1-5, Bogaerts 2-3, Nava 1-3, Sizemore 0-3, Herrera 0-2, Bradley 0-1.

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Yankees vs. Lackey: Suzuki 33-113, Jeter 23-83, Teixeira 23-73, Roberts 12-45, Soriano 8-43, Gardner 11-34, Ellsbury 6-23, Beltran 4-19, Johnson 4-18, McCann 2-3, Solarte 1-3, Anna 0-2, Murphy 0-1.

Stat of the Day: Jacoby Ellsbury had 32 home runs in 660 at-bats in 2011. In the other seven seasons of his career, he has 33 home runs over 2,325 at-bats.

History in the making: Jeter starts the game with 3,333 hits. He needs 87 to pass Carl Yastrzemski for seventh place all-time and 98 to pass Honus Wagner for sixth place.

History in making, Part 2: Ortiz is starting his 1,643d game as a designated hitter, matching Harold Baines for the career record. Ortiz already has the record for the most hits (1,776), home runs (384) and RBIs (1,255) as a DH.


Pitching problems: Red Sox starters have allowed 22 earned runs on 43 hits and 22 walks over 24.2 innings in the last five games. That’s an 8.03 ERA and a 2.55 WHIP.

Other notes: Sizemore returns to the leadoff spot despite being 1 of his last 26 and having a .285 OBP on the season. … The Sox have lost two straight and are 1-4 against the Yankees this season. … The Yankees have won seven of nine. … Red Sox pitching in this homestand (5 games): 45 innings, 57 hits, 26 earned runs. … Jeter has an 11-game hit streak. … Lackey is 10-11, 4.99 in 28 career starts against the Yankees. He allowed six runs on 10 hits over 5.2 innings at Yankee Stadium on April 12. … Pineda is 1-1, 6.97 in two career starts against the Red Sox. But he pitched well against them (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) at Yankee Stadium on April 10. … Pedroia is 10 of 29 with six doubles in seven games since receiving a cortisone shots in his left wrist. … The Red Sox bullpen has a 2.0 ERA this season. … Pedroia has 99 career home runs. His last one was Sept. 17, 125 at-bats ago.

Song of the Day: “Good Times Bad Times” by Led Zeppelin.