Josh Beckett (L), Dustin Moseley (R)

With a chance to gain some ground in the AL East and AL Wild Card tonight, the Boston Red Sox will look to take game three of a four-game set against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

This evening’s game will start at 8:05 p.m. and will be shown nationally on ESPN. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network

Josh Beckett returns to the scene of the crime so to speak as his last start at Yankee Stadium this year ended up putting him on the disabled list with the back problems. He has pitched well since returning from the DL and has made 11 starts this season and is 3-1 with a 5.70 ERA. He’s made three starts against the Yankees in 2010 and is 0-1 with a 10.43 ERA. He’s made 20 career starts against the Yanks and is 9-6 with a 5.95 ERA. He’s made 9 career starts in New York and is 5-2 with a 4.78 ERA.

Tomorrow night’s starter Dustin Moseley steps in tonight for A.J. Burnett who was scratched with back spasms. Moseley has made six appearances and two starts since being called up from the minors on July 2nd. In those six appearances, Moseley is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA. He’s had three appearances (two starts) against the Red Sox in his career as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In those three appearances, he is 1-0 with a 5.84 ERA.

Lineups, batter/pitcher matchups, and links after the jump.

Boston Red Sox63-48

New York Yankees68-41

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Marco Scutaro SS 2. Nick Swisher RF
3. David Ortiz DH 3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Victor Martinez 1B 4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. J.D. Drew RF 5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Adrian Beltre 3B 6. Jorge Posada C
7. Ryan Kalish LF 7. Lance Berkman DH
8. Bill Hall 2B 8. Curtis Granderson CF
9. Kevin Cash C 9. Brett Gardner LF
Josh Beckett SP Dustin Moseley SP

And here is how hitters have fared against this evening’s starting pitchers:

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees batter/pitcher matchups

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Sox need Beckett to be ace-like tonight [Clubhouse Insider]

Pedroia pushing for Aug. 17; Varitek progressing [Clubhouse Insider]

Sox notes: Pedroia hoping for Aug. 17 return to Sox [CSN New England]

Beckett tries to make like an ace in Bronx [ESPN Boston]

Pedroia inching closer [ESPN Boston]

Youkilis eager to rejoin teammates [ESPN Boston]

Burnett scratched [Extra Bases]

Tired of watching, Delgado wants a ring [Full Count]

Pregame notes: Red Sox vs Yankees 8/8/10 [Full Count]

Who Is the Biggest Yankees Villain in Red Sox History? []

Dustin Pedroia Wishes He Could Sprint Back to Lineup, But Staff Staying Cautious []

Heidi Watney Immortalized With Bobblehead by Lowell Spinners []

Terry Francona Continues Lineup Juggling Even As Injured Players Return []

Sox First Base Coach Ron Johnson Expresses Gratitude to Stranger Who Saved His Daughter’s Life []

Delgado could play “as early as tomorrow” [Projo Sox Blog]

Delgado ready to ramp up baseball activities [Projo Sox Blog]

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