Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 9/5/13
The Yankees welcome in the Red Sox tonight for the first of a huge four-game series. Ivan Nova, the team’s best pitcher of late, gets the start against Jake Peavy. The last time these two teams played, tempers flared when Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the back and manager Joe Girardi was ejected from the game. Entering play tonight, New York is 2.5 games behind the Rays for the second wild card spot and eight games behind the Sox in the division. Check out our full preview of tonight’s game here. Boston 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 RHP Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.18 ERA w/ Red Sox) New York 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 RHP Ivan Nova (8-4, 2.88 ERA) Game Time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES, MLB Network Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280 Weather: Partly cloudy, 71°F
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