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Lineups for ALDS Game 4 between Red Sox, Yankees

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The Red Sox will try to close out the ALDS with a win over the Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday night. TBS will have the broadcast and first pitch is slated for 8:07 PM ET. Here are your lineups:

Red Sox

RF Mookie Betts
LF Andrew Benintendi
1B Steve Pearce
DH J.D. Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Eduardo Núñez
CF Jackie Bradley, Jr.
C Christian Vásquez

SP Rick Porcello

Pearce is back at first base with the lefty on the bump for the Yankees. Sandy Leon got the start behind the plate for the first two games of the series. Now Vásquez is getting his second consecutive start.

Yankees

CF Aaron Hicks
RF Aaron Judge
SS Didi Gregorius
DH Giancarlo Stanton
1B Luke Voit
3B Neil Walker
C Gary Sánchez
2B Gleyber Torres
LF Brett Gardner

SP CC Sabathia

Hicks is back in the lineup after sitting for Games 2 and 3. Miguel Andújar is notably absent. He’s 2-for-10 in the postseason thus far. Instead, Walker is drawing the start at third base. We know that’s not based on career matchup stats, as Walker is 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against Porcello in his career.

If the Red Sox can defeat the Yankees tonight, they will punch their ticket to the ALCS for the first time since 2013. The Yankees are hoping to stave off elimination and fight their way back into the ALCS after losing there in seven games to the Astros last year.

Yankees place Aaron Judge (strained calf) on IL

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NEW YORK — Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday and Boone described the strain as mild after an MRI revealed the injury. To replace Judge on the roster, Thairo Estrada was recalled from the Yankees’ alternate site in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Judge began Friday leading the majors with nine homers and tied with Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon for the major league lead with 20 RBIs.

“It’s something that I think he really wants to try and work through here and kind of wants to be out here and feels like it’s a day-to-day thing which it may very well be, but I just think obviously it goes without saying how important a player Aaron is to us,” Boone said.

Boone had said last weekend’s series on the artificial turf in Tampa Bay took its toll on the 6-foot-7 outfielder.

Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton as the second Yankees slugger to land on the injured list this. Stanton was placed on the IL with a strained hamstring after getting hurt in the second game of last Saturday’s doubleheader.

“We’ve lost two MVP-caliber players,” Boone said. “Obviously that is a blow, especially two guys that playing well as they are right now.”

Judge was pulled for a pinch hitter during Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta and didn’t play Wednesday. The Yankees were off Thursday.

The 28-year-old All-Star missed time during July’s training camp because of a stiff neck.

The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year hit 27 homers in each of the last two seasons, both of them interrupted by injuries. His right wrist was broken when he was hit by a pitch in 2018 and he went on the injured list for two months last year with a left oblique strain.

Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and would not have been ready for the season opener if the season began as scheduled on March 26.