BOS: LHP Kason Gabbard (1-3, 3.51 ERA in 2006)
Gabbard, a late fix for a rotation that has been stretched with doubleheaders and the finger injury to Josh Beckett in recent days, had a 2.70 ERA in four Spring Training starts and a 2.75 ERA in eight starts with Triple-A Pawtucket so far this season.
ATL: RHP Tim Hudson (5-1, 1.77 ERA)
Hudson came into the season in the best shape of his career, and comes into Sunday's game with the Majors' third-best ERA and second-most innings pitched.
Varitek has a .684 slugging percentage in his career against Hudson. On the Internet
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Monday: Red Sox (Tim Wakefield, 4-4, 2.41) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 2-2, 5.64), 7:05 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Red Sox (Julian Tavarez, 2-4, 5.59) at Yankees (Chien-Ming Wang, 2-3, 4.54), 7:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday: Red Sox (Curt Schilling, 4-1, 3.57) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte, 2-3, 2.83), 7:05 p.m. ET
Alex McPhillips is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less