Game#155: Red Sox at Yankees

Kevin RozellSenior Writer ISeptember 26, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees rounds third base after he hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Yankees (97-56) vs. Red Sox (90-62)

Pitching Matchup:

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

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Game News & Notes

  • The Yankees have won each of Sabathia’s past 10 starts.
  • This will be the first time Matsuzaka has pitched against the Yankees this season. In six career starts against New York, Matsuzaka is 3-2 with a 6.35 ERA.
  • Behind three stolen bases from Alex Rodriguez and two from Derek Jeter, the Yankees swiped a season-high seven bags against the Red Sox in Friday night’s 9-5 win. Johnny Damon and Robinson Cano also stole bases in the game.
  • Jorge Posada leads all Yankees with six hits, including three doubles, in 12 career at-bats against Matsuzaka.
  • Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who homered Friday, is 7-for-23 lifetime off Sabathia with one double and two home runs. 
  • The Yankees have scored an average of nearly eight runs per game over their past eight meetings with the Red Sox, after averaging 3.9 runs over the previous eight.

The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY. The game is scheduled to start at 4:10PM ET. The game will be televised on FOX. The game can also be heard on the radio on WCBS 880. Enjoy the game. Go Yankees!

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