Josh Beckett, RHP (7-5, 3.65)
Red Sox (50-34)
Darrell Rasner, RHP (4-6, 4.42)
Yankees (44-38)

Scouting Report:
Red Sox: Despite his modest win total, Beckett is on his best roll of the season. In June, the righty went 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA over five starts. He has given up two earned runs or less in six of his last seven outings. Beckett is 2-0 against the Yankees this season. This will be his second outing of the year at Yankee Stadium, where he allowed six hits and three runs in a win on April 17. In nine road starts, Beckett is 3-4 with a 3.19 ERA. In his last start, he gave up two runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Astros.

Yankees: Even though Rasner kept his team in the game by allowing just two runs in the Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Mets on Sunday, his five innings were full of trouble. That's what happens when you give up eight hits and three walks. Rasner maintained a sub-3.00 ERA in his first six starts, but he's seen his ERA climb to 4.42 in his last outings.

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