The Yankees secured the series win yesterday afternoon, and tonight they'll go for the sweep in a matchup between starters who faced off just three weeks ago. Adam Warren squared off against Joe Kelly on April 11th, and Kelly and the Red Sox were the ones to come out victorious. Warren gave up an earned run in 5.1 innings, but his pitch count wasn't done any favors by the Yankees' early-season defensive woes. That game may go down as Alex Rodriguez's lone career start at first base. Since then, Warren struggled a bit, but regained some confidence in his last start against Tampa Bay when he struck out a career-high six batters. He's yet to pitch at least six innings so far this season, so the bullpen may find themselves busy once again tonight.
In a Red Sox rotation filled with inconsistency, Joe Kelly might be their most reliable. Which isn't saying much, considering he allowed five earned runs in each of his last two starts. He's got a WHIP of 1.099, though, and in his season debut against the Yankees he was dominant, giving up one hit and striking out eight over seven innings. In three career starts against the Yanks, Kelly is 3-0 with a 3.43 ERA.
The Yankees' attempt at their first three-game sweep in Fenway since 2001 begins at 8:05 tonight, and can be seen on ESPN.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Mookie Betts - CF|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Alex Rodriguez - DH||David Ortiz - DH|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Hanley Ramirez - LF|
|Brian McCann - C||Pablo Sandoval - 3B|
|Carlos Beltran - RF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Daniel Nava - RF|
|Stephen Drew - 2B||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Didi Gregorius - SS||Blake Swihart - C|
|Adam Warren - RHP||Joe Kelly - RHP|