TODAY'S PAPER
47° Good Evening
47° Good Evening
SportsBaseballYankees

Today's lineups

The tarp has just come off the field here at Yankee Stadium. The rain had held off most of the morning, but we're getting a drizzle now, about 20 minutes before the game.

The weather, of course, is subject to change

Today, the Yanks look to finish off a seven-game homestand 5-2 in the rubber game against Seattle. 

CC Sabathia (16-5, 3.12) takes the hill for New York today, looking to become the first American League pitcher to reach 17 wins. He'll be opposed by 24-year old lefty Luke French (2-3, 4.02), who will be making his fourth start since being recalled from the minors on July 28. 

He had a no-hitter through five innings on Tuesday in Baltimore. He picked up the win after allowing just three hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Here are the rest of today's lineups...

Yankees (76-47, one game ahead of Tampa Bay in the AL East)

1. Jeter, SS (.277, 9, 56)
2. Swisher, RF (.292, 22, 70)
3. Teixeira, 1B (.254, 27, 89)
4. Cano, 2B (.324, 24, 80)
5. Thames, DH (.302, 4, 16)
6. Posada, C (.252, 14, 43 ... hit a two-run homer yesterday)
7. Kearns, LF (.281, 9, 47)
8. Gardner, CF (.285, 5, 39)
9. Nunez, 3B (.250, 0, 1)

Sabathia, LHP ... CC is undefeated in his last 19 home starts.

Mariners (49-74, last place in AL West, 19.5 games behind Texas)

1. Ichiro, RF (.311, 5, 34 ... two of those homers came yesterday off Javy Vazquez)
2. Figgins, 2B (.247, 1, 30)
3. Branyan, DH (.241, 19, 44 ... also homered yesteday, a bomb into the upper deck)
4. Lopez, 3B (.241, 7, 46)
5. Gutierrez, CF (.253, 10, 49)
6. Kotchman, 1B (.223, 8, 43)
7. Moore, C (.200, 3, 7)
8. Tuiasosopo, LF (.181, 3, 9)
9. Wilson, SS (.257, 1, 17)

French, LHP 

*Also, the Yankees have called up righty Ivan Nova to start tomorrow in Toronto. He replaces Alex Rodriguez on the 25-man roster.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports