James Paxton and the Yankee offense delivered a perfect start to the first Yankees-Red Sox series of the season. For better or worse, this go-around is only a two-game set, so J.A. Happ will get the ball looking for a sort-of sweep to turn the home stand positive and send the Sox further down the AL East standings.
The players behind Happ will be the same as yesterday’s, but some of the lineup spots have been swapped around. Brett Gardner returns to the leadoff spot, DJ LeMahieu will slide to fifth to protect Gleyber Torres, and Mike Tauchman gets rewarded with the seventh spot after his standout performance offensively.
Boston meanwhile will make some minor changes behind starter Nathan Eovaldi. Alex Cora decided to swap Dustin Pedroia in for Eduardo Nunez, and Christian Vasquez will catch instead of Sandy Leon. Steve Pearce and Mitch Moreland will exchange duties at first base and designated hitter as well.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and will be televised locally on YES or nationally for out-of-market folks on ESPN. You can also listen in on the radio with WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280, or stream the game on fubo.tv.