Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/5/13
4:50 p.m.: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is dealing with a back issue, will once again be out of the Red Sox’ lineup. Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the plate and bat eighth. Red Sox (84-57) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Napoli, 1B Stephen Drew, SS Ryan Lavarnway, C Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jake Peavy, RHP (11-5, 3.91 ERA) Yankees (75-64) Brett Gardner, CF Derek Jeter, SS Robinson Cano, 2B Alfonso Soriano, LF Curtis Granderson, DH Alex Rodriguez, 3B Lyle Overbay, 1B Ichiro Suzuki, RF Chris Stewart, C Ivan Nova, RHP (8-4, 2.88 ERA) 8 a.m. ET: Jake Peavy has pitched very well since joining the Red Sox. On Thursday, he’ll get his first taste of the Boston-New York rivalry. Peavy will take the ball Thursday as the Red Sox kick off a four-game series with the Yankees in New York. He’ll enter the start on the heels of back-to-back wins, which include a complete-game victory over the Dodgers and a seven-inning performance against the White Sox. Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA in six starts since being acquired by the Red Sox. Thursday’s game should really get the blood flowing, though. Not only will it be Peavy’s first start against the Yankees with the Red Sox, but it’s also the teams’ first matchup since Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez at Fenway Park on Aug. 18. Both teams would be wise to put the Aug. 18 fireworks in the rearview mirror, as the Yankees are 2 1/2 games out in the AL wild card race and the Red Sox can’t afford to let anyone gain ground in the AL East. There’s no telling what will happen when these two teams meet up, though, so it should be an interesting four days in the Bronx. Thursday’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Be sure to tune in on NESN, and stay strapped in right here. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Live Blog, New York Yankees, Ricky Doyle

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

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