The Boston Red Sox open up a crucial series this weekend, and they take on their arch-rivals New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Boston currently leads the overall series lead 2-1.
As we stand right now, here are a look at the A.L. East Standings:
AL East Standings
While Tampa Bay is currently ahead of the standings (somehow), the Yankees sit in second place, four games ahead of the fourth-place Red Sox. While the season is still young, Boston is playing a whole lot better than when they opened up for the Yankees back in early April.
Without further ado, here are the pitching matchups for this weekend's series:
Friday, May 13, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
Clay Buchholz (3-3, 4.19 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (2-1, 3.86 ERA)
Saturday, May 14, 7:05 p.m. (FOX, WEEI)
Josh Beckett (2-1, 1.99 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (3-2, 2.89 ERA)
Sunday, May 15, 8:05 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)
Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (2-2, 2.61 ERA)