Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/19/13
After a lengthy West Coast swing and a four-day break for the All-Star festivities, baseball is finally back at Fenway Park. The Red Sox will open the unofficial second-half of their season with a marquee matchup, welcoming the Yankees to Fenway for the first time this season. Brandon Snyder will start third base for the Sox in Friday’s series opener after Brock Holt saw the majority of the action at the tail end of last week’s road trip. In 11 games since being called up from Pawtucket, Snyder has gone 6-for-24 (.250) with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs. One familiar face that will not be in the lineup for Boston will be Daniel Nava, who gets a night off after 10 consecutive starts. Jonny Gomes will start in left field and bat sixth while Shane Victorino will man the right side of the outfield and hit in his usual No. 2 slot. On the visitors’ side, second baseman Robinson Cano will be in the lineup after taking a Matt Harvey fastball off the knee in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. The other half of the Yankees’ middle-infield tandem will not be, however, as Derek Jeter returned to the disabled list Friday morning after playing in just one game. Eduardo Nunez will get the start at shortstop and bat eighth. Check out the full starting lineups for both teams below. Boston Red Sox (58-39) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Brandon Snyder, 3B Jose Iglesias, SS Felix Doubront, RHP New York Yankees (51-44) Brett Gardner, CF Ichiro Suzuki, RF Robinson Cano, 2B Vernon Wells, DH Zoilo Almonte, LF Lyle Overbay, 1B Brent Lillibridge, 3B Eduardo Nunez, SS Chris Stewart, C Andy Pettitte, LHP

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Blake Griffin: I could see LeBron going to NYC before LA

Ric Flair's daughter says WWE legend 'getting better'

NBA confirms Lakers under investigation for tampering

Report: Le'Veon Bell may return to Steelers by Labor Day

Report: Savage 'firmly in control' of Texans' starting QB job

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jaguars send message with latest unofficial depth chart?

Hackenberg gets Wikipedia treatment after brutal sack

Broncos would be crazy to start Lynch over Siemian

Carr explains placing hand on Khalil Mack during anthem

Kinsler unapologetic over umpire protest: 'I don't care'

Ferry explains letting Duke unretire his jersey for Bagley

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

Best of Yardbarker: NFL goes in on Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

Box Score 8/18: Reds and Cubs claw through a 23-run game

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

Box Score 8/17: Interleague games bring the fireworks

The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

The top 20 left-handed pitchers of all-time

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Charles Oakley slams the phone — and his opponents — down

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker