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Red Sox vs. Yankees: Jon Lester looks to even the score against CC Sabathia

The Red Sox need Jon Lester to get them back on equal footing with the Yankees after a Thursday night loss against Michael Pineda.

Jared Wickerham

Jonny Gomes is back in the leadoff spot and playing right field as the Red Sox try to bounce back against the formidable CC Sabathia one day after being dominated by Michael Pineda

Boston Red Sox (4-6)

  1. Jonny Gomes, RF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Grady Sizemore, LF
  6. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  7. Ryan Roberts, 3B
  8. David Ross, C
  9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Starting Pitcher -- Jon Lester

New York Yankees (5-5)

  1. Derek Jeter, SS
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  3. Carlos Beltran, RF
  4. Alfonso Soriano, DH
  5. Francisco Cervelli, C
  6. Yangervis Solarte, 3B
  7. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
  8. Brian Roberts, 2B
  9. Kelly Johnson, 1B

Starting Pitcher -- CC Sabathia

There's no real surprises from this right-handed lineup tonight. The question is whether or not they'll look any better than they did last night. The way CC Sabathia has been pitching in recent years, there's actually every reason to expect so, but sometimes it feels like Red Sox fans in particular should expect their expectations to be thwarted. Except for that expectation about expecting expectations to and oh no I've gone cross-eyed.

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.