There isn't a lot riding on the Red Sox/Yankees rubber match on Sunday, except for bragging rights. But that's enough to keep both players and fans intrigued by this matchup. Here, we'll take a quick look at the pitching duel between Felix Doubront of the Sox and Hiroki Kuroda of the Yankees.
Doubront is making his third start of the season against the Bombers, in which case he is 1-0 against them. In his earliest start against the Yankees, Doubront went six innings and allowed one run before the Red Sox fell 15-9. In his most recent start against New York, Doubront allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings for the win.
No Yankees batter has faced the 24-year-old Doubront more than eight times, but Mark Texeira has been most successful with four RBIs in six plate appearances.
By contrast, Adrian Gonzalez and Cody Ross have 54 combined plate appearances against Hiroki Kuroda, with Gonzalez posting this line: .308 BA/.438 OBP/.629 SLG, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, 6 walks.
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