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Yankees @ Red Sox: Masahiro Maintains Manic Marathon?

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The Yankees finish a wild weekend with a primetime game 2

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This weekend has been exhausting, and I've just been watching baseball, much less playing it.

Earlier today, CC Sabathia and the Yankee bullpen combined for a tidy 3-0 win over the Red Sox. The team now looks to Masahiro Tanaka to sweep the doubleheader and deliver what would be a huge series win to open the post-All-Star stretch.

Tanaka’s best start of the season came against the Red Sox at Fenway back in April, as the righty threw a complete game shutout. With a battered bullpen and a series against the Twins starting tomorrow, the Yankees need length again from Tanaka.

The Red Sox send David Price to counter, who will bring his well-documented history of ineffectiveness against the Yankees into play. Price owns a 4.70 ERA in his career facing the Bronx Bombers, and was most recently the victim of two Gary Sanchez home runs in a 9-1 drubbing at Yankee Stadium in June.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro and Garrett Cooper find themselves in the lineup tonight. I like this 1-9 set, personally, especially against a lefthanded pitcher.

First pitch is at 8:08 pm EDT, on ESPN.

Today's Lineups

Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Mookie Betts - RF
Gary Sanchez - C Andrew Benintendi - LF
Aaron Judge - RF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Matt Holliday - DH Mitch Moreland - 1B
Starlin Castro - 2B Hanley Ramirez - DH
Didi Gregorius - SS Jackie Bradley - CF
Clint Frazier - LF Brock Holt - 3B
Garrett Cooper - 1B Christian Vazquez - C
Ronald Torreyes - 3B Tzu-Wei Lin - SS
Masahiro Tanaka - RHP David Price - LHP