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Game #13 - New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

NewYork Yankees

Johnny Damon, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Bobby Abreu, RF

Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, LF
Jorge Posada, DH
Jason Giambi, 1B
Jose Molina, C
Alberto Gonzalez, SS

Phil Hughes, RHP (0-1, 5.00 ERA)

Boston Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
J.D. Drew, RF
Manny Ramirez, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Sean Casey, 1B
Jason Varitek, C
Coco Crisp, CF
Julio Lugo, SS

Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (2-0, 1.47 ERA)

Pete Abe reports that Derek Jeter felt no discomfort after fielding grounders and running several 50-yard sprints in the outfield. He could return to action as early as Tuesday night in Tampa.

Melky Cabrera (0-7 vs. Matsuzaka) is out of the lineup tonight, so Johnny Damon will start in CF and Jason Giambi is moved down to the #7 slot.

Mired in a horrific slump, David Ortiz is out of the lineup for the Red Sox and Manny Ramirez moves over to DH. Kat O'Brien of Newsday says Jonathon Papelbon is "absolutely not available" tonight and Hideki Okajima is probably unavailable as well.

As you all know, Phil Hughes makes his first career start against the hated Red Sox. Peter Pascarelli of ESPN wrote a preview for tonight's game and expects big things out of Hughes before his career is all said and done.

Matsuzaka did have a winning record against the Yanks in 2007, but they knocked him around pretty hard (2-1, 6.12 ERA in 4 starts). Yanks career numbers vs. Matsuzaka can be viewed here.

Not to beat a dead horse, but the Yanks are now 0-6 on the young season when they have given up more than two runs.

By the way, the dark shade of gray on the blockquotes/FanShots has now been changed to a lighter shade of gray. It was a necessary fix because normal text was rather difficult to read.