Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/31/13
The Guru Contributing Writer In what is one of the best rivalries in sports, the Boston Red Sox face off against the New York Yankees in a battle for first place in the AL East. The teams kick off a three-game series tonight in the Bronx. What follows is a position-by-position "tale of the tape". Which team do you think has the edge at each spot? Catcher: Jarrod Saltalamacchia/David Ross vs. Chris Stewart/Austin Romine. Salty is hitting .257 with 5 home runs and 18 RBI in 42 games. Ross has four home runs in limited time and is the best defensive catcher of the group. Stewart and back-up Romine have been splitting time at the position. Stewart is batting .256 with 3 home runs while Romine is hitting just .103 in 15 games. Edge: Red Sox. Saltalamacchia started slow but has heated up in May. This month he's hit .282 with two home runs, 10 RBI, five doubles, and a .825 OPS. Salty also gets the edge in the hair department. First Base: Mike Napoli vs. Mark Teixeira. The Red Sox free
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