Game 101: Yankees vs. Red Sox
NEW YORK YANKEES (60-40) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (50-51)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 3.34) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.54)
Sunday, July 29 • 8:05 p.m. et • Yankee Stadium
Game #101 / Home Game #50 • TV: espn • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado (span.)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Cody Ross DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Ryan Sweeney RF
Pedro Ciriaco SS
Pitching: Felix Doubront LHP (10-5, 4.54)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP (10-7, 3.34)
This information from the Yankees’ media relations department:
GIVE IT A 10: The Yankees have scored at least 10R in a game five times all season, three of which have come against the Red Sox (4/21 and 7/6 at Fenway, and Friday).
FIVE ALIVE: The Yankees have scored at least five runs in each their eight gms vs. Boston in 2012, matching their second-longest such single-season streak against the Red Sox (also 5/25-6/27/1926)… their only longer such streak was 15 straight from 4/16-7/3/32.
IN CLOSING: The Yankees are 21-11 in series finales… have won seven of the last nine finales and 10 of the last 13… are 7-4 in the rubber game of a three-game series this season.
TEIX DRIVE: In his last 21 gms since 7/2, 1B Mark Teixeira is batting .338 (25-for-74) with 16R, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 7HR and 27RBI… his 27RBI in July are the most in the Majors this month, and his second most in a month as a Yankee (34RBI in May 2009).
Has collected18RBI in eight games vs. Boston this season… since 1960, only one Yankee (Roger Maris, 19RBI in 1961) has driven in more runs in a single season vs. Boston… the last Yankee to record at least 20RBI in a season vs Boston was Mickey Mantle in 1958 (22RBI).
Has reached the 20-homer plateau for the 10th time in his career, becoming the seventh switch-hitter all-time to accomplish the feat… is the only switch-hitter to do so in his first 10 Major league seasons.