In Friday night's contest, New York feasted on the long ball, hitting five solo home runs off of Boston pitchers. Two of them were hit by Nick Swisher, and Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, and Russell Martin all got in on the action with one each.Jeter enters the game riding a 13-game hitting streak.
Saturday, rookie David Phelps (3-3, 2.53 ERA) will pitch for the Yankees. Phelps is starting in place of the injured CC Sabathia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness. Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20) will pitch for Boston.
At 71-48, the Yankees continue to lead the American League. Meanwhile, the Red Sox continue their quest to reach .500 and now sit at 58-62 on the season.