Chris Capuano (0-0, 3.00 ERA) returns to Boston to take on Anthony Ranaudo and the Red Sox. In his first start for New York, Capuano allowed two runs in six innings walking and K-ing four. He started the season pitching for Boston but was designated for assignment on June 25 after going 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. “It was a tough last month with Boston, but really it was a tough last week. I grew up in New England, I grew up in Springfield, Mass, where it’s pretty much a 50-50 Yankees Red Sox split,” Capuano said. “To have the opportunity to play for both teams in one year I think is unique and pretty special, and more than anything, I’m just excited to be back in the big leagues and starting.”
Ranaudo, selected 39th overall in the 2010 First Year Player draft, makes his Major League debut in place of the traded John Lackey. In 21 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, he is 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA.
Stephen Drew will still be at Fenway Park for the series opener, but in pinstripes. The two clubs traded players for the first time since 1997 when Mike Stanley was sent to New York for Tony Armas. Boston sent Drew to New York for Kelly Johnson before Thursday’s non waiver Trade Deadline.
Notes on the game
The Yankees have hit multiple home runs in each of their last six games.
First pitch at 7:10 pm on Yes.
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