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Yankees-Red Sox pitching matchups

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches during the fourth inning during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (April 5, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

A look at this weekend's pitching matchups as the Yankees head to Fenway Park to face the Boston Red Sox for the first time this season.

Friday, YES, 2:05 p.m.Phil Hughes (2-3, 4.97 ERA lifetime vs. Red Sox) vs. John Lackey (6-8, 4.43 vs. Yankees)

Quick pitch: David Ortiz is batting .417 (5-for-12) against Hughes with one home run . . . Jorge Posada has been the most successful Yankee against Lackey, going 13-for-36 (.361).

Saturday, Ch. 5, 1:10 p.m.: Ivan Nova (0-2, 6.43) vs. Clay Buchholz (1-2, 5.79)

Quick pitch: Mark Teixeira has homered twice in nine official ABs against Buchholz  . . .  Robinson Cano is 7-for-15 (.467) against the righthander.

Sunday, ESPN, 8:05 p.m.: CC Sabathia (6-5, 3.45) vs. Josh Beckett (10-7, 6.26)

Quick pitch: Mike Cameron (7-for-14) is a .500 hitter against Sabathia; Dustin Pedroia is batting .045 (1-for-22) against the lefty  . . .  Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano each have three career HRs off Beckett.

All games on WCBS (880). 

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