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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Behold, the rare early Sunday rivalry game

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It’ll be Rick Porcello vs. Sonny Gray as the Sox look to take the series before sundown, for once.

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox
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For the first time in what seems like an eternity, the Red Sox (70-52) will face the still-dumb Yankees (66-56) on Sunday afternoon — not Sunday night — at Fenway Park (1:30 p.m., NESN, TBS). It’ll be reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.59 ERA) against newly acquired Sonny Gray (3.37 ERA). Eduardo Nunez sits, with Brock Holt \o/ taking his spot batting leadoff and playing second, but that’s really all, except wonderboy Rafael Devers has moved back to the fifth spot in the batting order, because he’s great.

Here are the full lineups:

Game 123, August 20, 2017 vs. Yankees

Batting Order Yankees Red Sox
Batting Order Yankees Red Sox
1 Brett Gardner, LF Brock Holt \o/, 2B
2 Aaron Hicks, CF Mookie Betts, RF
3 Aaron Judge, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF
4 Didi Gregorius, SS Hanley Ramirez, DH
5 Gary Sanchez, C Rafael Devers, 3B
6 Chase Headley, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS
7 Todd Frazier, 3B Mitch Moreland, 1B
8 Tyler Austin, DH Sandy Leon, C
9 Ronald Torreyes, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Sonny Gray, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP