Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Lance Berkman DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF
RHP Javier Vazquez (9-7, 4.61)
Vazquez vs. Red Sox
RED SOX (62-47)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
David Ortiz DH
Victor Martinez C
Adrian Beltre 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Mike Lowell 1B
Ryan Kalish LF
Jed Lowrie 2B
RHP Clay Buchholz (11-5, 2.59)
Buchholz vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / MY9 and MLB Network
UMPIRES: HP Bruce Dreckman, 1B Jerry Layne, 2B Mike Winters, 3B Hunter Wendelstedt
WEATHER: Temperatures in the 80s, dropping into the 70s during the game. Right now the wind is blowing in. Not a cloud in the sky and practically no chance of rain.
DANGEROUS COMBINATION: Keep an eye on Adrian Beltre tonight. He’s having an outstanding season, and he’s done some damage against Javier Vazquez in the past. Beltre is a career .441 hitter (15-for-34) against Vazquez, with two home runs and three doubles.
GOOD NUMBERS: The Yankees have hit a two-run home run in each of their past three games and four of their past six. They’ve scored in the first inning in eight of their past 10 home games.
SOUNDS FAMILIAR: This is the second year in a row that the Yankees are hosting the Red Sox for a four-game series August 6 through 9. Last year the Yankees swept the series, outscoring the Red Sox 25-8.
UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: One David Ortiz home run later, the Yankees are down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the first.
UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: Lead-off single by Derek Jeter moves him into a tie with Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list.
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: This is the fourth consecutive game the Yankees have hit a two-run home run in the first inning. It was Teixeira this time, and the Yankees are up 2-1.
UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: A lot of things wrong there. How does Cervelli drop that ball? Why is Vazquez in the way? It’s an E-2 to put runners at the corners with one out in the second.
UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Bases-loaded walk and a two-run double, both with two outs. Not a good inning for Vazquez. Red Sox are in front 4-2 with the bases loaded.
UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Not much Yankees offense since that Teixeira home run. Still 4-2 in the fourth.
UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: That’s the first time Granderson has grounded into a double play this season, and only the second time he’s grounded into one the past two years.
UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: Joba Chamberlain warming in the bullpen in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, Ryan Kalish just went deep to push the Red Sox lead to 6-3. That’s his first career home run.
UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Here’s Chamberlain. Not a good night for Vazquez.
UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: Not many updates. Sorry about that. I’ve gotten busy with newspaper stuff. Anyway, it’s 6-3 here in the Bronx. Joba Chamberlain and Kerry Wood have kept it there, but the Yankees haven’t been able to score the past two innings.