John Lackey, RHP (9-2, 2.93)
Angels (67-40)
Darrell Rasner, RHP (5-8, 4.92)
Yankees (59-48)

Scouting Report:
Angels: Lackey delivered one of the finest efforts of his career at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, coming within two outs of his first no-hitter before Dustin Pedroia banged a curveball for a single and Kevin Youkilis whacked a slider for a homer. The big Texan established his fastball early and mixed the off-speed stuff in later. He said he's had better stuff but was delighted with the location after enduring four substandard outings in a row. He feels he's back in sync in his return to Yankee Stadium, where he's 3-3 in seven career starts with a 3.49 ERA. He is 4-7 with a 4.81 ERA overall against the Bronx Bombers.

Yankees: Rasner gave his team a chance to win, but couldn't quite come back from a rough start Tuesday night against the Orioles. He surrendered four earned runs and eight hits, walking three and striking out one. The righty gave up one run in the first inning, but settled down to escape a bases-loaded jam. Rasner said he felt he had to battle from the get-go with his command, but he felt good that he pushed through it to get through six innings plus two batters. He allowed a single and hit a batter to start the seventh inning, and the eventual runs cost the Yankees the lead and gave Rasner the loss.

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