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Game #16 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox

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

Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-1, 3.27 ERA)

NewYork Yankees

Melky Cabrera, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF

Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, LF
Jorge Posada, DH
Jason Giambi, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Chad Moeller, C

Chien-Ming Wang, RHP (3-0, 1.23 ERA)

An interesting note through the first 15 games; Yanks are 8-0when their starters pitch at least 6 innings and 0-7 when they do not.

Damon gets the night off tonight against his former idiots and Posada has DH duties once again. According to Ed Price, Posada thinks he'll be able to start behind the plate tomorrow, which would be just the sixth time this season.

Tonight's pitching matchup is a rematch of Game #11 just last Friday when Wang tossed a masterpiece in a complete game 4-1 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

ClayBuchholz makes his second career start against the Yanks and was very good in his own right last Friday (6 IP, 1 ER, 3 H).

Chien-MingWang has pitched well against the Red Sox throughout his career at Yankee Stadium (3-2, 3.00 ERA in 6 starts).

Yanks career numbers vs. Buchholz can be viewed here. Red Sox career numbers vs. Wang can beviewed here.

Finally, here's some good news regarding Harlan Chamberlain. Pete Abe reports that he is doing "significantly better" and is now sitting up in bed. Good to hear.