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Game 83: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (50-32)
Derek Jeter DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix SS
Darnell McDonald CF
Chris Stewart C

RHP Freddy Garcia (2-2, 5.94)
Garcia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (42-41)
Daniel Nava LF
Pedro Ciriaco 2B
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Mauro Gomez 3B
Ryan Kalish CF
Mike Aviles SS
Kelly Shoppach C
Brent Lillibridge RF

LHP Franklin Morales (1-1, 2.59)
Morales vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 12:35 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: The tarp was on the field late this morning, but it came off around 11:30 things look good to go.

UMPIRES: HP Ed Hickox, 1B Tim Timmons, 2B Angel Hernandez, 3B Mark Carlson

FAMILIAR TERRITORY: This is the third straight season in which the Yankees will play at least one doubleheader against the Red Sox. The teams have split each of the last three doubleheaders against one another with the Yankees winning the first game and losing the second game each time (9/28/08 and 10/2/10 at Fenway, and 9/25/11 at Yankee Stadium). The Yankees?last swept the Red Sox in a doubleheader on August 18, 2006 at Fenway Park.

FROM THE TOP: In last night’s win, the Yankees Nos. 1-5 hitters were 10-for-21 with nine runs, one double, two triples and six RBI.

HE’S A WINNER: Boone Logan has gotten the win in each of the Yankees past two games. The last Yankees to pull off the feat was Alfredo Aceves who won consecutive Yankees games on May 16 and 17, 2009 against the Twins. The last Yankees pitcher to win consecutive road games on the same road trip was Tom Gordon on August 23 and 24, 2004 in Cleveland.

UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: Three-run homer by Swisher has the Yankees in front 3-0.

UPDATE, 12:51 p.m.: For Swisher, the home run snaps an 0-for-17. Or, as Russell Martin calls it, red hot!

UPDATE, 12:53 p.m.: Jones makes it back-to-back, which makes it 4-0.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Two effective pickoff plays in the same half inning. Not particularly good for the Yankees, but they still lead 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third.

UPDATE, 1:53 p.m.: Andruw Jones was the back end of back-to-back homers in the first inning. Now he’s at the front of back-to-back homers in the fourth. Jones and Nix have gone deep to make this a 6-0 game.

UPDATE, 2:10 p.m.: The Red Sox first hit of the game is the first of three singles in a row, pulling them within 6-1 before a double play gets Garcia out of the fourth.

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