After being Granderslammed last night 10-3, the Boston Red Sox really need to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast to 77% of the country on FOX. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
After being embarrassed his last time out, Jon Lester looks to turn his fortunes back around in his 21st of 2012. In his previous 20 starts, Lester is 5-8 with a 5.46 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of the season against the Yankees after allowing four runs in 4.1 innings back on July 8th. Lester has made 18 career starts against the Bronx Bombers and is 8-4 with a 4.33 ERA. 10 of those starts have come in the Bronx where he is 6-2 with a 3.75 ERA.
CC Sabathia will make his third start since returning from the DL and it will be his 18th start of the season. In his previous 17 starts, Sabathia is 10-3 with a 3.30 ERA. He has not faced the Red Sox this season and was 1-4 with a 6.39 ERA in five starts last year. Sabathia has made 20 career starts against the Red Sox and is 7-9 with a 4.14 ERA.
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Here are today's lineups:49-51 60-39 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Derek Jeter
SS 2. Pedro Ciriaco
DH 2. Curtis Granderson
CF 3. Dustin Pedroia
2B 3. Mark Teixeira 1B 4. Adrian Gonzalez
1B 4. Robinson Cano
2B 5. Cody Ross
RF 5. Andruw Jones LF 6. Will Middlebrooks 3B 6. Jayson Nix
3B 7. Kelly Shoppach
C 7. Russell Martin DH 8. Mike Aviles
SS 8. Ichiro Suzuki
RF 9. Daniel Nava LF 9. Chris Stewart
C Jon Lester
SP CC Sabathia
And here is how the hitters have fared against today's starting pitchers:
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Nothing new for Red Sox [boston globe]
Lester’s uphill climb [boston globe]
Cherington keeping options open at deadline [boston globe]
Turning point was early [boston globe]
One wild thought: They’re done [boston globe]
Yanks Cook up a storm [boston herald]
Pedroia's tired of excuses for losing [boston herald]
Ben: It's all up to Sox [boston herald]
Pay attention Red Sox [boston herald]
Lester in the here and now [boston herald]
Reality hits hard [boston herald]
Source: Sox keeping Ross despite interest [rob bradford - weei.com]
Cherington: Beckett not Sox' problem [rob bradford - weei.com]
Yankees blast Sox, 10-3 [csn new england]
Pedroia sounds the alarm [csn new england]
Merloni: I wouldnt' do anything at deadline [csn new england]
Defensive miscues open door for Yankees [csn new england]
Tomase: Cherington should 'exploit' seller's market [csn new england]
Cherington, Epstein take similar approach [csn new england]
Red Sox notes: Ortiz takes BP [csn new england]
Ross: 'I'd rather be of value to this team' [espn boston]
Pedroia doesn't spare the stars [espn boston]
Sox won't stop believing after Yanks' rout [espn boston]
Closing Time: Yankees help dig an even deeper hole for Red Sox [full count]
Jon Lester Alters Routine Between Starts, Has Batters Stand in During Bullpen Session [nesn.com]
Dustin Pedroia Blasts Team for Subpar Play, Challenges Them to Stop Using Injuries as Excuses [nesn.com]
Jon Lester's Importance Now Greater Than Ever as Red Sox on Verge of Implosion [nesn.com]
Aaron Cook Takes Responsibility for New York's Home Run Barrage, Says He Could've Minimized Damage [nesn.com]
Mark Melancon Has No Regrets About Career With Yankees and Failure to Become Mariano Rivera's Successor [nesn.com]
Which Former Red Sox Player Who Joined the Yankees Do You Hate the Most? [nesn.com]
Yankees on reeling Red Sox: 'You can't take them lightly' [projo sox blog]
Lester looks to rebound, help Sox gain on Yanks [redsox.com]
Aviles' miscue opens door to three-run inning [redsox.com]
Cherington will be prudent on evaluating trades [redsox.com]
Papi sheds walking boot, itching to return to lineup [redsox.com]
Bard making strides, could be back soon [redsox.com]
Valentine confident Red Sox will turn it around [redsox.com]
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