Pitching Matchups for the Red Sox Series

Kevin RozellSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 20:  Starting pitcher Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Seattle Mariners on September 20, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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The Yankees open up a three game series tomorrow night against the Boston Red Sox. This is an important series, because they can lock up the AL East division. Each time they beat the Sox, they will take 2 games off the magic number. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Fri:LHP Jon Lester (14-7, 3.33) vs RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-6, 4.72)

Sat:RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-5, 6.80) vs LHP CC Sabathia (18-7, 3.31)

Sun:RHP Paul Byrd (1-2, 6.04) vs LHP Andy Pettitte (13-7, 4.15)