Tim Wakefield (L), A.J. Burnett (R)

After beating the New York Yankees to move into a virtual tie for first place in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox look to take sole possession of it in the second game of a three-game set in the Bronx.

Tonight’s first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and you can watch the game on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES. If you don’t live in either market, you are in luck as the game will be broadcast on ESPN. You can also catch the game online at ESPN3.com. And if you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2011 Red Sox Radio Network.

With his spot in the rotation secure for the foreseeable future, Tim Wakefield will make his 6th start (15th appearance) of the season for the Red Sox. In his previous 14 appearances (five starts), Wake is 2-1 with a 4.40 ERA. He’s made one appearance against the Yankees this season back on April 9th when he threw two scoreless innings of relief. He’s made 56 career appearances (34 starts) against the Bronx Bombers and is 11-17 with a 4.90 ERA. This will be his first career start at the new Yankee Stadium and is 6-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 24 appearances (15 starts) in the Bronx.

A.J. Burnett toes the slab for the Yankees tonight in his 13th start of 2011. In his 12 starts, Burnett is 6-3 with a 3.86 ERA. He has not faced the Red Sox in 2011 and was 0-1 with a 7.63 ERA in three starts in 2010. He’s made 15 career starts against the Red Sox and is 5-3 with a 4.79 ERA. Since joining the Yankees in 2009, Burnett is 0-3 with a 10.61 ERA in six starts against the Red Sox. Of those six starts since joining the Yanks, only has come at Yankee Stadium against the boys from Beantown where he received a no decision in 7.2 innings of scoreless baseball (only allowed one hit).

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Here are tonight’s lineups:

Boston Red Sox34-26 New York Yankees33-25
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Derek Jeter DH
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B 2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis 3B 4. Alex Rodriguez DH
5. David Ortiz DH 5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Carl Crawford LF 6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Marco Scutaro SS 7. Brett Gardner
8. J.D. Drew RF 8. Eduardo Nunez
9. Jason Varitek SS 9. Francisco Cervelli
Tim Wakefield SP A.J. Burnett SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers:

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees batter/pitcher matchups

Bobby Jenks has been placed on the 15-day DL with back tightness. He’s been replaced on the 25-man roster by catcher Luis Exposito who’ll be up until Jarrod Saltalamacchia recovers from what ails him right now.

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Ortiz doing things, “Papi style” [Clubhouse Insider]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia ill, Varitek catching Wakefield [Clubhouse Insider]

Pregame notes: Jenks to DL, catcher Luis Exposito called up [Clubhouse Insider]

Ortiz blasting his way into Sox’ future [CSNNE.com]

Notes: Saltalamacchia (stomach virus) out [CSNNE.com]

John Lackey Essential As Team Enters Tough AL East Schedule [Don Orsillo – NESN.com]

Pedroia’s struggles against RHP [ESPN Boston]

Video: BBTN previews tonight’s game [ESPN Boston]

Podcast: Baseball America’s Manuel on draft [ESPN Boston]

Saltalamacchia hospitalized with illness [ESPN Boston]

Tim Wakefield vs. Derek Jeter: A matchup for the ages [Extra Bases]

Salty sick; Varitek starts [Extra Bases]

Jenks to DL; Exposito added to roster [Extra Bases]

Padres call up Anthony Rizzo [Extra Bases]

Rich Hill to have surgery tomorrow [Extra Bases]

Top draft pick Matt Barnes looks forward to super regional and beyond [Extra Bases]

Jerry Remy on D&C: ‘No way’ Jon Lester hit Mark Teixeira on purpose [Full Count]

Peter Gammons on M&M: ‘Distinctly possible’ Yankees may retaliate [Full Count]

Terry Francona on The Big Show: Ortiz ‘can handle himself’ [Full Count]

Heidi Watney Performs Wedding Atop Green Monster After Red Sox Game [NESN.com]

Red Sox Wives Dish Out Some Love at Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Event in Boston [NESN.com]

Jonathan Papelbon’s Suspension Fair, But Umpire Tony Randazzo Should Be Punished for Escalating Situation [NESN.com]

Jon Lester Earns Fifth Straight Win Over Yankees in Grinding Fashion [NESN.com]

Bobby Jenks Placed on Disabled List, Catcher Luis Exposito Recalled With Jarrod Saltalamacchia Out Sick [NESN.com]

Dennis Eckersley Thinks Yankees Should ‘Lay in the Weeds’ to Keep Red Sox on Edge Following David Ortiz Bat Flip [NESN.com]

Jerry Remy Says Threat of Retaliation Lingers Following Incidents, But Game Has Changed in Terms of What Upsets Players [NESN.com]

Red Sox, Yankees Mired in Almost Identical Injury Situations Prior to Wednesday’s Meeting in New York [NESN.com]

Jonathan Papelbon Calls Mariano Rivera ‘Godfather of Closer Position,’ Says He Made Role What It Is Today [NESN.com]

Pitching Papi high and tight [Projo Sox Blog]

Sox getting their money’s worth…for a change [Projo Sox Blog]

Jenks to DL, Saltalamacchia sick, Exposito recalled [Projo Sox Blog]

Any additional theatrics on Wednesday? [Projo Sox Blog]

Barnes excited to join Sox — once college season ends [Projo Sox Blog]

Jeter, Wakefield chasing history in Bronx [RedSox.com]

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