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Game #17 -- New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

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New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Jason Giambi,  DH
Robinson Cano,  2B
Doug Mientkiewicz,  1B
Melky Cabrera,  LF
Wil Nieves,  C

Chase Wright,  LHP

Boston Red Sox

Julio Lugo,  SS
Kevin Youkilis,  1B
David Ortiz,  DH
Manny Ramirez,  LF
J.D. Drew,  RF
Mike Lowell,  3B
Jason Varitek,  C
Wily Mo Pena,  CF
Dustin Pedroia,  2B

Daisuke Matsuzaka,  RHP


Call me crazy, but I believe the Yanks are going to steal this one.  For the exception of Boston Massacre II, sweeps between these teams have been rare in recent years and the Yanks are perfectly capable of out-slugging their opponent on any given night regardless of the pitching match-up.

I recall the Yanks traveling to Toronto late last season and countered Roy Halliday, AJ Burnett, and the very strong Toronto lineup with Karstens and Rasner and still managed to win both games.

I'm not suggesting that Wright is going to pitch well, but I just have a feeling the Yanks will find a way tonight.

Of course, I've been wrong before.