BOS: RHP Curt Schilling (4-1, 3.57 ERA)
The Red Sox have been winning the games Schilling starts, but the right-hander has struggled as of late. That's not a good sign as he faces the Bombers for the second time this season. In his first start against the Yankees on April 20, he was touched for eight hits and five runs. The Red Sox did, however, win that game.
Pettitte continues to pitch well, but opposite of Schilling, his team hasn't been winning when he starts. In his last outing against the Mets, Pettitte gave up five hits and three runs in seven innings, striking out four and walking one in a 3-2 loss at Shea Stadium. Player to watch
His .267 batting average against Schilling might not be superb, but when Jason Giambi gets a hit off of the Red Sox's right-hander, it goes a long way. The designated hitter holds a career .700 slugging percentage against Schilling, including four home runs and eight RBIs in 30 at-bats. Tickets
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Caleb Breakey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.