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.
|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|
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.
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