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GameThread: Yankees (5-5) @ Red Sox (5-5)

The rivalry is renewed. Once again, the Yankees are in town.

Tonight's starters for the first of many with the Yankees tonight:

2008 - Clay Buchholz 0-1 5.40 1.60 7 2

2008 - Chien-Ming Wang 2-0 1.38 1.08 8 4

Clay Buchholz has a tall task in front of him tonight. He faces a Yankee lineup that is a little more powerful than what he saw against the Blue Jays in his first start of the season. Buchholz will need his curveball to paint the corners if he wants to shut down the Yankees tonight.

The Yankees send Chien-Ming Wang to the mound tonight. Wang was 3-2 with a 4.11 ERA last season versus the Red Sox. He faced the Sox more than any other team last season.

Tonight's lineups:


New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

04/11/08 7:05 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox New York Yankees
Coco Crisp - CF Melky Cabrera - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Robinson Cano - 2B
David Ortiz - DH Bobby Abreu - RF
Manny Ramirez - LF Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Kevin Youkilis - 3B Hideki Matsui - LF
JD Drew - RF Jorge Posada - DH
Jason Varitek - C Jason Giambi - 1B
Sean Casey - 1B Jose Molina - C
Julio Lugo - SS Alberto Gonzalez - SS

Matt's "Live from Boston" Notes:

I have just arrived in the press box after getting numerous thingsfor my newspaper duties. The players are really looking forward toplaying the Yankees, as you can probably imagine. The fans that arehere so far are just going crazy, even an hour before the first pitch.This should be quite a game, and an amazing series!

Notes: It’s overcast here at Fenway but no rain atthe moment. The weather is said to be dicey this weekend. A bit of asurprise as Crisp starts in place of Ellsbury for Boston. Ramirez is 13of 22 with two homers against Wang. Ortiz (15 of 30, 2 HRs) owns him,too. The lefty batters should expect alot of changeups and breakingballs.