The Red Sox and the Yankees will tango at Fenway for a final time this season, as a 3-game series between the two clubs begins tonight. While the Sox have already won the season series, this particular series is still vitally important as the Yankees sit only 1.5 games behind the Sox in the AL East standings. With the final series between the two clubs set for September 23-25 at Yankee Stadium, this series certainly is important in terms of momentum between the two rivals.
John Lackey (12-9, 5.98ERA) faces off against CC Sabathia (17-7, 2.99ERA) tonight, with Beckett vs. Hughes and Lester vs. Burnett to follow. While Beckett has been the best pitcher for the Sox this season, historically Lester has been by far the most successful against the Yanks.
I’ve got the Red Sox taking 2 of 3. Who you got?