1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
3. Carlos Beltran RF
4. Alfonso Soriano DH
5. Francisco Cervelli C
6. Yangervis Solarte 3B
7. Ichiro Suzuki LF
8. Brian Roberts 2B
9. Kelly Johnson 1B
CC Sabathia LHP
Red Sox lineup
1. Jonny Gomes RF
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. David Ortiz DH
4. Mike Napoli 1B
5. Grady Sizemore LF
6. Xander Bogaerts SS
7. Ryan Roberts 3B
8. David Ross C
9. Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF
Jon Lester LHP
Umpires: James Hoye HP, John Tumpane 1B, Brian O’Nora 2B, Bob Davidson 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660 & 101.9
Weather: Cloudy, chance of rain
Staff stats: Yankees pitchers are averaging 8.5 strikeouts and 2.2 walks.
Did you buy a card? Happy birthday Mark Teixeira, you’re 34 years old.
Update, 7:17: Effective first inning for Sabathia, two Ks and one walk, Ortiz.
Update, 7:22: Easy 1-2-3 first for Lester.
Update, 7:29: Even better second for Sabathia, two more Ks, 1-2-3 inning. You would think he’d been able to still pitch well despite diminished velocity, but we’ll see, not just today, although an encouraging start.
Update, 7:32: Soriano HR No. 2, solo shot to deep left, down the line.
Update, 7:43: Nice job by Sabathia to strand a runner at third with one out.
Update, 7:54: Beltran strands runners at first and second with two outs, grounds to third. 1-0 heading for the fourth.
Update, 7:59: 1-2-3 for Sabathia.
Update, 8:08: Lester is tough tonight as well, 1-2-3 fourth with two Ks.
Update, 8:22: Sabathia strands another in scoring position with 2 Ks in the fifth, now 6 Ks in the game and 1,014 Ks as a Yankee, ties Roger Clemens for 11th on their all-time list.
Update, 8:26: Leadoff infield hit for Ichiro, but Roberts erases him with a double-play grounder. Heading for the sixth.
Update, 8:30: Sabathia grooves a pitch to Gomes, HR to left-field seats, 1-1.
Update, 8:32: Sabathia sole possession of 11th on all-time Yankee list, strikes out Pedroia, 1,015. Then he gives up an infield hit to Ortiz.
Update, 8:37: Girardi said Sabathia needed to stay away from his couple bad innings. He couldn’t. Three-run HR Sizemore, 4-1 Boston in the sixth. Betances warming.
Update, 8:44: It’s magnetic schedule night, just got one. My fridge door thanks the Yankees.
Update, 8:51: Soriano leaves Ellsbury at second with two outs in the sixth, grounds back to Lester.
Update, 9:02: Sabathia through seven at 111 pitches if the counters are correct, four runs, six hits. All the runs and four of the hits came in the sixth.
Update, 9:19: RBI single for Kelly Johnson, 4-2. Lester is done. Tazawa is on.
Update, 9:23: Jeter strands two with a fly to right, 4-2 Boston after seven. 44,121 for the announced tickets sold.
Update, 9:27: Cabral comes in to face Ortiz, lefty to lefty, and he walks him. Warren comes on.
Update, 9:38: Warren leaves two on, 4-2 last of the eighth.
Update, 9:50: McCann, pinch hitting as the potential tying run, swings through a splitter for the third out. Betances on to pitch.
Update, 9:57: Wow, Betances looks good, strikes out the side, including two looking at 96 mph and 95 mph. He hasn’t allowed a run in four outings so far, only one hit given up in four innings. Edward Mujica will try to close it out for Boston.
Update, 10:08: Yankees lose 4-2.