Red Sox vs. Yankees: Shane Victorino returns

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Victorino is finally back!

After three long weeks, Shane Victorino is finally ready to make his 2014 debut, batting second and playing right field as the Red Sox take on the Yankees.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Derek Jeter - SS Shane Victorino - RF
Carlos Beltran - RF David Ortiz - DH
Alfonso Soriano - DH Mike Napoli - 1B
Mark Teixeira - 1B Jonny Gomes - LF
Brian McCann - C Xander Bogaerts - SS
Brett Gardner - LF Brock Holt - 3B
Brian Roberts - 2B David Ross - C
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Jackie Bradley - CF
CC Sabathia - LHP Felix Doubront - LHP

Oh what a sight for sore eyes. A defensively-capable outfield (even considering Gomes given the mitigating factor of his ability to play the wall)! A lineup with a solid top-four that doesn't die completely thereafter! David Ross behind the plate!

It could all go wrong. Felix Doubront finally had a strong outing last time around, but he's certainly not a sure thing just yet. And for all that CC Sabathia was not the same last year, and hasn't exactly kept runs off the board this year, it's still a bit early to be writing his obituary.

But Shane is back! And at least for now it feels like every--

Well, I'm sure you can fill in the reference for yourself.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN+, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

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