05/22/07 1:30 AM ET
Tavarez set for latest tough opponent
Boston (30-14) at New York (20-23), 7:05 p.m. ET
By Caleb Breakey / MLB.com
BOS: RHP Julian Tavarez (2-4, 5.59 ERA)
Tavarez worked a season-high seven innings against the Tigers on Thursday, allowing just one run on four hits. In his only start against the Yankees this season, Tavarez picked up the win as the Red Sox rolled to a 7-4 victory in the Bronx on April 29.
NYY: RHP Mike Mussina (2-2, 5.64 ERA)
Mussina looks to rebound after dropping a 5-3 decision in the first game of a doubleheader in his last outing against the White Sox. The right-hander owns a career 19-14 record with a 3.47 ERA in 50 games against the Red Sox.
Yankees right fielder Bobby Abreu has hit Tavarez hard throughout his career, posting an .808 slugging percentage with three home runs, three doubles and eight RBIs in 26 at-bats. On the Internet
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Wednesday: Red Sox (RHP Curt Schilling, 4-1, 3.57) at Yankees (LHP Andy Pettitte, 2-3, 2.83), 7:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Red Sox (RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, 6-2, 4.06) at Rangers (RHP Brandon McCarthy, 4-4, 5.82), 8:05 p.m. ET
Caleb Breakey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.