Boston Red Sox

Sunday Red Sox Delight – 4/13

Felix Doubront (L), Ivan Nova (R)

After falling yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look for a split of their four-game series with the New York Yankees tonight at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. You can also catch the game online or on your mobile device at WatchESPN.com. And if you can’t catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2014 Red Sox Radio Network.

Felix Doubront makes his third start of 2014. In his previous two starts, Doubront is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA. He made four starts against the Yankees in 2014 and was 2-1 with a 6.30 ERA. He’s made 12 career appearances (eight starts) against them and is 3-2 with a 4.17 ERA. Five of those appearances (three starts) have come in the Bronx where he is 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA.

Ivan Nova toes the rubber for the third time in 2014. In his previous two starts, Nova is 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA. He made two starts against the Red Sox in 2013 and was 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA. He’s made eight career appearances (seven starts) against the visitors from Boston and is 2-3 with a 5.60 ERA. Three of those starts have come at home where he is 0-1 with a 6.60 ERA.

Boston Red Sox5-7 New York Yankees6-6
1. Grady Sizemore LF 1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Xander Bogaerts SS 2. Carlos Beltran RF
3. David Ortiz DH 3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
4. Mike Napoli 1B 4. Alfonso Soriano DH
5. Daniel Nava RF 5. Brian McCann C
6. A.J. Pierzynski C 6. Yangervis Solarte 2B
7. Ryan Roberts 3B 7. Kelly Johnson 3B
8. Jackie Bradley Jr CF 8. Francisco Cervelli 1B
9. Jonathan Herrera 2B 9. Dean Anna SS
Felix Doubront SP Ivan Nova SP

NOTES:

Dustin Pedroia was in the original lineup leading off but was scratched with a sore wrist. He was replaced by Herrera.

Here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Boston Red Sox  @ New York Yankees Batter/Pitcher Matchups

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