Red Sox Vs. Yankees: Boston Hopes To Save Face Against Bitter Rivals

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 11: Franklin Morales #46 of the Boston Red Sox delivers the pitch during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 11, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Red Sox are 3-6 against the Yankees this season.

The Boston Red Sox find themselves in an uncomfortable spot. Even after a 6-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, they are still 12.5 games out of the AL East lead and seven games out of the Wild Card with September looming. With the thoughts of a playoff run fading, Boston can at least look to save face when they begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

The Red Sox are 3-6 against the Yankees this season, giving them a chance to even the record with their bitter rival if all goes well. The Yankees won't be an easy out, however, having won seven of their last nine games. They took three games out four in their recent series against the Texas Rangers.

You can check out the full series schedule, along with starting pitchers, below:

Game 1: Fri., Aug. 17, 7:05 p.m. ET Starting pitchers: Franklin Morales (3-3, 3.28 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (11-10, 4.44)

Game 2: Sat., Aug. 18, 4:05 p.m. ET Starting pitchers: Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20 ERA) vs. David Phelps (3-3, 2.53)

Game 3: Sun., Aug. 19, 8:00 p.m. ET Starting pitchers: Josh Beckett (5-10, 5.19 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 3.06)

For more on the Red Sox, check out Over The Monster and stay tuned to SB Nation Boston. Check out Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for everything Yankees.

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