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08/06/2011 - 11:39am
Lineup: Aviles in right, hitting sixth

Nothing like a rivalry game to make your debut at a new position.

In 305 major league games, Mike Aviles had never played in the outfield. But on Saturday night against the Yankees, the 30-year-old will start in right field for the first time and hit sixth. The move may be best explained by the former Royals' numbers against New York starting pitcher CC Sabathia. The right-handed-hitting Aviles is 5-for-10 against the lefty in his career with a double and an RBI. 

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get his second start in a row as he catches Sox starter John Lackey.

Here's the rest of the Red Sox lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

David Ortiz DH

Mike Aviles RF

Carl Crawford LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Marco Scutaro SS

John Lackey SP

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08/05/2011 - 11:10pm
Swisher: Yanks prove Sox are 'human'

After claiming just their second win in 10 tries against the Red Sox this season, the Yankees were more relieved than excited about winning Friday night's series opener at Fenway, 3-2, and taking over first place in the AL East by a game over their archrival.

"It definitely shows us that they are human, and they can be beat, and it's a tremendous mental lift for us," said Nick Swisher, who drove in the go-ahead and decisive run in a three-run sixth. 

"Like I said I before, we don't care what we've done before this. It has no bearing. Percentages are probably on our side to win a game, right?" Derek Jeter quipped. "We can't worry about how we played against them early in this season. We feel as though we're playing well, we're pitching well. Yeah, it's a big win because we want to continue to play well but no one here has talked about what happened earlier in the year.

“It’s better to be in first than...

08/05/2011 - 9:39pm
Second thought: Yanks rally, take opener

Nick Swisher's double past a diving Kevin Youkilis drove in the go-ahead run and four relievers combined for 4 1/3 shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 3-2, to take over first place in the AL East for the first time since July 7, ending the Red Sox run of 29 days atop the division. In winning their eighth straight, the Yankees improved to 69-42 while the Red Sox fell to 68-43. 

Jon Lester was cruising along through five scoreless innings, having thrown just 73 pitches and allowing just two hits. But in the sixth, the Yankees worked the Red Sox lefty for 35 pitches, starting with a walk to Eduardo Nunez. Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson followed with singles to plate Nunez with the first run. Mark Teixeira worked a walk before Robinson Cano's 4-6-3 double play tied the game. Swisher followed with a line drive down the left field line beyond the outstretched glove of Youkilis to score Teixeira with the go-ahead run. 

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08/05/2011 - 4:29pm
Sox map out plan for Jenks

Reliever Bobby Jenks, who last pitched in a game on July 7 while dealing with his third trip to the disabled list this year (this time for a sore lower back), has improved to the point where the Red Sox have slated him to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. Barring a setback, the right-hander would then travel to Fort Myers to work out at the team's minor league training facility -- throwing bullpen sessions and perhaps simulated games -- while the Sox are on the road in Minnesota and then Seattle before potentially beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

"It’s obviously in pencil. I think the last couple of times, we’ve reached a little quick and it’s gone backwards," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "The biggest thing is, obviously the most important thing is he feels good Sunday when he throws."

Jenks, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal to join the Sox prior to the season, has pitched just 15 2/3...

08/05/2011 - 4:22pm
Lowrie to be activated Monday

Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie, on the disabled list since June 17 due to a left shoulder strain, will play twice more on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend before being activated prior to Monday's game against the Twins. Lowrie, said manager Terry Francona, is slated to serve as a DH on Friday, play short on Saturday and then take Sunday off before his activation.

Lowrie suffered his injury when his shoulder clipped left fielder Carl Crawford while both chased a fly ball in the final weekend of May in Detroit. Lowrie tried to play through the injury, but in 10 games he hit just .128 with a .396 OPS, dropping his numbers for the year to a .270 average, .319 OBP, .403 slugging mark and .723 OPS.

In three games with Pawtucket this week, Lowrie is 3-for-9 with a double and a walk. He also made a diving play in the field on Thursday. Though there had been some thought to the possibility of activating him for this weekend series against...

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