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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Trying to avoid a dubious record

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The Sox can lose their 13th straight to their streaking rivals today.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Miami Marlins
Not pictured: Joe Kelly.
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The Red Sox will try to beat the Yankees for the first time in 13(!) games when they square off this afternoon at 1:07 p.m. at Fenway Park.

The Yankees, winners of 10 games in a row overall, have now beaten the Sox 12 times in a row for the third time in their collective histories. Wonderful. They’ve also won five in a row at Fenway, which, look: Tom Werner is sorry. Don’t worry about it.

At least the pitching matchup is genuinely interesting today on both sides. Rookie Tanner Houck makes his second start, only to be matched by the electric young Deivi García, who has been tearing up the league with ease. This could be... fun? I dare not say too much, for I fear the repercussions. There’s always a catch these days.

One thing is for sure: the Sox have a late season Sunday lineup out there. It’s kind of a masterpiece of the genre. TAke a look, y’all:

Game 54 vs. Yankees

Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
1 DJ LeMahieu, 3B Christian Vázquez, C
2 Luke Voit, 1B Rafael Devers, 3B
3 Aaron Hicks, CF JD Martinez, DH
4 Giancarlo Stanton, DH Bobby Dalbec, 1B
5 Gleyber Torres, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
6 Brett Gardner, LF Michael Chavis, LF
7 Clint Frazier, RF César Puello, RF
8 Gary Sánchez, C Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B
9 Tyler Wade, 2B Jonathan Araùz, SS
SP Deivi Garcia, RHP Tanner Houck, RHP