It’s a steamy summer afternoon in the Bronx as the Yankees wrap up this four-game series against the Red Sox, an unorthodox 2:05 p.m. ET start time. First pitch sailed in from Phil Hughes with the temperature reading a muggy 92 degrees.
It’s a getaway day matinee. After this game, the Yankees board their charter flight for a road trip that will take them to Texas for two games and Kansas City for four.
Here are this afternoon’s lineups:
RED SOX (63-49)
Marco Scutaro SS, J.D. Drew RF, Victor Martinez C, David Ortiz DH, Adrian Beltre 3B, Mike Lowell 1B, Ryan Kalish LF, Bill Hall 2B, Jacoby Ellsbury CF.
Jon Lester LHP (11-7, 3.07 ERA)
Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada C, Marcus Thames DH, Austin Kearns LF, Curtis Granderson CF.
Phil Hughes RHP (13-4, 3.96 ERA)