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Yankees Vs. Red Sox Preview: Friday Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series at Yankee Stadium Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Phil Hughes of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Phil Hughes of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox look to reignite the best rivalry in baseball as they start a three-game series Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees have a comfortable lead in the American League East, holding a 7-1/2 game lead over the Baltimore Orioles, while the Red Sox are 10-1/2 games behind the Yankees and 4-1/2 games behind the Oakland Athletics for the final American League Wild Card spot.

Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees, looking to continue his strong run of form over the past month. Hughes has not given up more than three earned runs in his last five starts, inlcuding his last outing against the Oakland Athletics on July 21. Hughes was a tough luck loser, giving up four hits and two runs in 7-2/3 innings in the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Athletics.

The Red Sox will counter with Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA), who hasn't given up more than three earned runs in his last five starts. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 21. Cook gave up four hits and five runs, three earned, in 6-1/3 innings.

Take a look here at the game schedule and broadcast information:

Date/Time: Friday, July 27, 7:05 p.m. ET

Location: Yankee Stadium

TV: NESN/YES

Online streaming: MLB.tv

For more news, notes and analysis on the Boston Red Sox, check out Over The Monster. Then head over to Pinstripe Alley for the New York Yankees' fan perspective.