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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: Shane Victorino returns as Sox aim for series win

The Red Sox will have Shane Victorino back in the lineup as they go for a series win against the Yankees.


After an ugly loss on Saturday, the Red Sox are hoping the return of a couple starters to the lineup will make the difference against the left-handed CC Sabathia.

Boston Red Sox (59-40)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Shane Victorino, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Jonny Gomes, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Stephen Drew, SS
  9. Jose Iglesias, 3B

Starting Pitcher -- Ryan Dempster

New York Yankees (52-45)

  1. Brett Gardner, CF
  2. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  3. Robinson Cano, 2B
  4. Lyle Overbay, 1B
  5. Vernon Wells, LF
  6. Travis Hafner, DH
  7. Eduardo Nunez, SS
  8. Chris Stewart, C
  9. Luis Cruz, 3B

Starting Pitcher -- CC Sabathia

It was just two days ago that Shane Victorino had to leave after just one at bat. but he's back to give it another go. If he can't make it through the full nine tonight, one has to wonder how long it is before the Sox make a move.

Still, this is the most complete we've seen the lineup in a while, and at least the top-six seem stacked against Sabathia, who hasn't been at his best this year. Ryan Dempster hasn't either, but it's a pretty reasonable matchup, particularly with the lineups taken into account.

So long as the Red Sox don't run themselve out of it, that is...

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