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Game 2: Yankees (0-1) @ Red Sox (1-0)

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We're only one game in and we've already seen one great game.

I like that game-to-great games ratio.

The festivities of Opening Night are long gone. You're not going to see Pedro Martinez tonight, nor that kid who talked smack to the Yankees. And, if we're all lucky, Steven Tyler will not be within 1,000 miles of Fenway Park.

Instead, we have real, pure baseball. No gimmick, just pitching, hitting and fielding. Opening Day is always a great thing when it gets here, but after that it's just time to play the real game.

Tonight should be a great matchup. The No. 2s will toe the rubbers for the Red Sox and Yankees, with Jon Lester heading out for Boston and New York calling on A.J. Burnett.

Check the jump for more on tonight's game.

2009 STATS
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
203.1 15 8 64 225 3.41 1.23

CAREER V. YANKEES
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
48.2 3 1 14 55 3.88 1.37

CAREER @ FENWAY PARK
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
279.1 23 5 101 239 3.16 1.29

A.J. Burnett

2009 STATS
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
207 13 9 97 195 4.04 1.40

CAREER V. RED SOX
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
76.2 5 2 37 69 4.23 1.35

CAREER @ FENWAY PARK
IP W L BB SO ERA WHIP
35.1 3 2 19 26 5.35 1.41

Here's how the lineups will shake out:

Red Sox (1-0)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2b
  3. Victor Martinez, c
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 1b
  5. David Ortiz, dh
  6. Adrian Beltre, 3b
  7. J.D. Drew, rf
  8. Mike Cameron, cf
  9. Marco Scutaro, ss

Yankees (0-1)

  1. Derek Jeter, ss
  2. Nick Johnson, dh
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1b
  4. Alex Rodriguez, 3b
  5. Robinson Cano, 2b
  6. Jorge Posada, c
  7. Nick Swisher, rf
  8. Marcus Thames, lf
  9. Curtis Granderson, cf

Game Notes:

The Sox will stick with the same exact lineup from Opening Night. ... The Yankees add Marcus Thames to the mix in left field, their designated left-handed masher. ... The Globe notes Scutaro saw 18 pitches on Opening Night while Mike Cameron saw 20. That's almost 40 pitches for the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters. That's a lot of work for pitchers at the end of a lineup. ... Clay Buchholz will throw a simulated game Wednesday to keep him on track for his regular season debut.