Below, as per Pete Abraham, are today’s lineups. The Yanks are but one win away from sealing the deals–the East and home field. A win today would also even the season series with Boston at nine wins apiece, which would be amazing considering that Boston won the first eight. How long ago that seems right now. JD sits, with Brett the Jet batting second. Melky takes left, and Molina catches again for Jorge. Clearly, winning today would be a huge deal, allowing the Yanks to heartily celebrate but also rest guys the last week. They surely have the champagne on ice should they clinch, which I believe they will. I have a bottle of Ommegang Three Philosophers chilled for the occasion, and just might grab a bottle of The Reverend for it as well. Regular reader Mike is at today’s game. Bring home the clinching W, Mike. Enjoy the game, everyone.
Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (13-7, 4.15).
RED SOX (91-63)
Pitching: RHP Paul Byrd (1-2, 6.04).