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Stephen Drew will dress in pinstripes against his former team for the first time this weekend when the Red Sox host the Yankees for three games at Fenway Park. While the Red Sox acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the Athletics for ace Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes earlier this week, their motives are set for future success next season as they currently sit 11 games behind the Angels for the American League Wild Card. Despite the Yankees and Red Sox poor play, however, prices have risen on the secondary market for their penultimate regular season series as beloved Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter plays his final games in Boston. The Red Sox schedule will welcome the Yankees once more at Fenway in September and that series will serve as the highest-priced secondary tickets of the season for the Red Sox as Derek Jeter makes his final visit to Boston.

The season average for Red Sox tickets is $119.70 on the secondary market but each game will have an average price above that number. The series as a whole is 55.5% above the season average.

8/1 - Chris Capuano vs Anthony Ranaudo | Avg. Price: $204.76 | Get-in Price: $49

The series begins tonight when Red Sox righty Anthony Ranaudo makes his Major League debut against newly-acquired Yankees lefty Chris Capuano. The average secondary price for Friday Red Sox vs Yankees tickets is $204.76, the most expensive game of the series at 71% above the season average, with a get-in price of $49. Ranaudo has made 21 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, posting a 12-4 record and 2.41 ERA. Capuano will make his second start for the Yankees tonight after being traded by the Red Sox. The southpaw is allowed two runs in six innings and got no decision in his debut for the Bombers.

8/2 - Shane Greene vs Allen Webster | Avg. Price: $186.25 | Get-in Price: $55

Saturday’s game will feature Red Sox pitcher Allen Webster against Yankees rookie Shane Greene. Saturday Red Sox vs Yankees tickets will have an average price of $186.25 on the secondary market, 55.59% above the season average, with a get-in price of $55. Webster gets the nod for his second start of the season on Saturday after recording a win against the Rays last Sunday, allowing just two runs on three hits. Greene has been a solid anchor for the Yankees in his four starts in pinstripes, going 2-1 with a 3.28 ERA.

8/3 - David Phelps vs Clay Buchholz | Avg. Price: $166.05 | Get-in Price: $42

Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Red Sox against Yankees righty David Phelps in the final game of the series Sunday. The average secondary price for Sunday Red Sox vs Yankees tickets is $166.05, the cheapest of the series but still 38.7% above the season average. Get-in price is currently $42 for the series finale. Buchholz has had a forgettable season for the Sox as he enters Sunday’s start at 5-7 with a 5.87 ERA. Phelps will take the hill on Sunday with a 5-5 record and 3.89 ERA for the Yankees this season.





Greg Cohen 8/01/2014 12:01:00 PM Edit
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