Game 120: Yankees vs. Red Sox

NEW YORK YANKEES (71-48) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (58-62)
RHP David Phelps (3-3, 2.53) vs. LHP Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20)
Saturday, August 18 • 4:05 p.m. et • Yankee Stadium
Game #120 / Home Game #62 • TV: fox • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

RED SOX
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Cody Ross DH
Ryan Lavarnway C
Scott Podsednik RF
Pedro Ciriaco 3B
Nick Punto 3B

Jon Lester LHP (6-10, 5.20)

YANKEES
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Casey McGehee 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF

David Phelps RHP (3-3, 2.53)

NICKY SWISH: RF/1B Nick Swisher has gone 7-for-20 (.350) with 6R, 1 double, 4HR and 11RBI ovefr the first five games of this homestand… homered from both sides of the plate in Friday’s win vs. Boston, his 12th such career game (only teammate Mark Teixeira has more, 13) and 19th career multi-homer game.
· Has recorded at least 1R and 1RBI in each his last six games, extending a career high… is the longest such streak by a Yankee since Alex Rodriguez had a six-game stretch from 8/30-9/4/08…the only Yankee with a longer such streak since 1957 was Don Mattingly (nine in-a-row from 7/7-18/87).
· Four of his last 6HR—and five of his last nine—have given the Yankees the lead.
· His last six multi-homer games have come at Yankee Stadium.

FROM THE LEFT SIDE: The Yankees are 26-16 (.619) against left-handed starters this season, the best such winning percentage in the AL and the fourth-best in the Majors.

BEANEATERS: The Yankees  have hit 28 home runs in 10 games vs. the Red Sox in 2012, outscoring them 73-50.

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