Jon Lester, LHP (12-5, 3.49)
Red Sox (75-55)
Mike Mussina, RHP (16-7, 3.45)
Yankees (70-60)

Scouting Report:
Red Sox: Lester was hammered by the Blue Jays in his last start. The left-hander allowed seven runs on eight hits in just 2 1/3 innings, the shortest outing of his career as a starter. In addition, the seven runs he gave up tied a career high, which he set on Aug. 18, 2006, against the Yankees. Lester will look to rebound from the tough outing when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium, in what could be Boston's final game at the historic venue. In three career starts against New York, Lester is 2-0 with a 4.12 ERA.

Yankees: Mussina had his best outing of the season against Baltimore in his last start. After going just two-thirds of an inning and then five innings in his two previous starts, Mussina was able to toss six innings allowing just four runs. He finished with a no-decision but was happy with his performance. In a pivotal series with the Red Sox, the Yankees will be hoping that Mussina can display the same dominance he showed in his last start against Boston, when he threw six innings and allowed four hits and no earned runs in a 2-1 victory.

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