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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: The biggest series of the year starts tonight

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A four-game visit from the Bronx Bombers begins tonight at Fenway Park. Drew Pomeranz is on the bump.

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The first-place Red Sox (50-39) square off with the second-place Yankees (45-41) in the first game of a four-game, three-day set tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). The Yankees/Red Sox summer series in Boston has historically been when the pinstripers make their definitive move from tentative to definitive first-place holders; these Red Sox look to return the favor for all that have fallen before them. Or just for themselves.

First-half surprise Drew Pomeranz (3.60 ERA) gets the start against lefty Jordan Montgomery (3.67 ERA). PLATOON ACTIVATED! Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland are out, Chris Young and Sam Travis are in versus the southpaw. Pablo Sandoval is off the team. On the other side, someone named Garrett Cooper starts at first and bats sixth. He’s the Chris Carter replacement. Jacoby Ellsbury bats seventh; he used to be Jacoby Ellsbury.

Finally, drivers on the Mass Pike are officially under a Judge Watch until Monday morning. Beware giants spraying errant balls. Stay safe out there, Boston.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 90, July 14, 2017 vs. Yankees

Lineup Spot Yankees Red Sox
Lineup Spot Yankees Red Sox
1 Brett Gardner, LF Mookie Betts, RF
2 Gary Sanchez, C Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3 Aaron Judge, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Matt Holliday, DH Hanley Ramirez, DH
5 Didi Gregorius, SS Chris Young, LF
6 Garrett Cooper, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
7 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Sam Travis, 1B
8 Chase Headley, 3B Christian Vazquez, C
9 Ronald Torreyes, 2B Deven Marrero, 3B
SP Jordan Montgomery, LHP Drew Pomeranz, LHP