GAME 10: RED SOX at YANKEES
Good afternoon from Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (4-5)
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-0, 12.46).
Pitching:RHP Michael Pineda (0-1, 1.50).
Game time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, YES, MLB Network / WEEI, WFAN.
Red Sox vs. Pineda: Napoli 0-2, Pedroia 0-3, Pierzynski 1-3, Ortiz 1-2.
Yankees vs. Buchholz: Roberts 10-25, Jeter 6-23, Gardner 2-17, Suzuki 3-14, Johnson 1-10, Cervelli 3-6, Soriano 1-2, Beltran 1-2, Romine 1-1.
Stat of the Day: Counting the postseason, the series between the teams is 118-118 since the start of the 2002 season with the Sox scoring 1,271 runs and the Yankees 1,247. So the average score is Red Sox 5.38, Yankees 5.23.
No walks this way: Counting the postseason, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has gone 40 games and 42.2 innings without issuing a walk. In his last 55 games, again counting the postseason, Uehara has a 0.30 ERA and 0.42 WHIP.
On the other side: Jacoby Ellsbury will be facing the Sox for the first time since he left Boston for a seven-year, $153 million deal. Ellsbury signed with the Yankees 44 days after the World Series. Ellsbury is 12 for 33 (.364) with the Yankees so far with four runs, three doubles, two RBIs and four stolen bases. He has hit third the last four games.
Farewell tour: Jeter has played 267 games against the Red Sox in his career and collected 322 hits against the Sox. That is tied for 16th in history against the Sox, one behind Joe DiMaggio. The record is 423 hits by Sam Rice. Jeter’s last regular season game could be Sept. 28 at Fenway Park. Jeter played only three games against the Sox last season, going 1 for 11.
Notes: The Sox have won two of three and the Yankees have lost two straight. … Buchholz had a terrible first start of the season, giving up six runs on 13 hits in 4.1 innings against Milwaukee. He has since said his side work was much improved and he expects his velocity to be up from the 88-90 mph fastball he had against the Brewers. … Pineda’s one career start against the Red Sox came on July 23, 2011 at Fenway Park when he was with the Mariners. He allowed seven runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings that day. … Bradley is 6 of his last 14 with two doubles, three runs, three walks and four RBIs. … Bogaerts has been on base 15 times in 37 plate appearances. … Pedroia has hit safely in eight of nine games but is 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and has one RBI. His on-base percentage is .286. … Pierzynski is 7 of his last 9. … The Sox are 17 of 79 (.215) with runners in scoring position.