Found August 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Friday night promises to be fraught with action as Alex Rodriguez returns to Fenway Park. But for anyone just looking for good baseball, a promising battle between lefties is on tap, too. The Red Sox and Yankees are opening their three-game series with two southpaws on the mound: veteran Andy Pettitte (7-9, 4.62 ERA) for New York and second-year hurler Felix Doubront (8-5, 3.66) for Boston. Aside from drawing out the usual right-handed lineups, the matchup also carries some symbolism for how the year has gone for both sides. The Yankees will look to a veteran to pull out some magic while the Red Sox will ride a young arm who has really hit his stride this season. Mike Napoli is back in the lineup for the Red Sox after a day off. He’s looking to finally shake his slump after finding his stroke Wednesday with a powerful home run that almost got the job done for the Sox. Jonny Gomes’ right-handed bat will also join the lineup. For the Yankees, Rodriguez is again the main draw. He’s at ...
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