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Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: Rockin’ Cole

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It’s E-Rod vs. the Yankees’s “ace” tonight at Fenway.

New York Yankees Vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
Big Al.
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Red Sox can continue clowning the pitiful Yankees with a win tonight in Boston as Eduardo Rodriguez faces off with Modern Cheater cover boy Gerrit Cole (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market)

The cheating crack is mostly tongue-in-cheek of course, and Cole is still far better off, and far better, than Garrett Richards, but low-hanging fruit is just as tasty as the stuff at the top. I think it is at least. I’ll look that up eventually. Seems like if it’s not the case it could be pretty interesting, so if I don’t look it up, voila, potentially interesting, whereas if I do look it up I might erase all hope, and what’s more important than hope?

I’ll tell you what: Dingers! And the Sox are good at providing those. Jarren Duran makes his first start after his inaugural dinger day, against Cole, off whom he hit the first pitch of his career for a single. The Yankees have another hilarious lineup, this one featuring Ryan LaMarre. Kick ‘em when they’re down? YES! The only way. Here are the full lineups of good and (in New York’s case) bad players:

Game 98 vs. Yankees

Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
Lineup spot Yankees Red Sox
1 D.J. LeMahieu, 3B Kiké Hernández, 2B
2 Giancarlo Stanton, DH Jarren Duran, CF
3 Rougned Odor, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS
4 Gary Sánchez, C Rafael Devers, 3B
5 Gleyber Torres, SS J.D. Martinez, DH
6 Brett Gardner, CF Alex Verdugo, LF
7 Chris Gittens, 1B Hunter Renfroe, RF
8 Ryan LaMarre, LF Christian Vázquez, C
9 Greg Allen, RF Bobby Dalbec, 1B
SP Gerrit Cole, RHP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP