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New York Yankees (58-45) @ Boston Red Sox (60-45)
Sidney Ponson (6-1, 4.02) @ Jon Lester (8-3, 3.20)

8:05 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA)

GAME NOTES: Chance of rain tonight till about 10 PM ET, so we could have a delay. Good news? Joe Morgan is in Cooperstown so ESPN will send someone slightly less idiotic and brain-damaged. Also, Ellsbury in the eight spot followed by Varitek is an idea Tito should consider for tonight. The pitching matchup favors Boston: Sidney Ponson is 6-1 and has done a fine job since being acquired by the Yankees, but his WHIP is 1.61 and he’s been very lucky with balls in play. Jon Lester’s been great for months now save a few bumps in the road, and he threw a CG gem at Yankee Stadium last time he faced the Yanks. Another one of those, or something close, would be more than accepted. Getting swept at home by the Yankees would be devastating.