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Tonight's lineups; will Russo stay around?

MAY 21, 2010: YANKEES 2, METS 1 at

MAY 21, 2010: YANKEES 2, METS 1
at Citi Field
West Babylon native Kevin Russo delivered the key hit for the Yankees, a two-run single in the seventh inning that provided the game-winning runs. The RBIs were the first of Russo's career. Earlier in the game, he notched his first big-league hit. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin


Jeter SS
Gardner CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Miranda DH
Cervelli C
Russo LF


Span CF
Hudson 2B
Mauer C
Morneau 1B
Thome DH
Cuddyer RF
Kubel LF
Hardy SS
Casilla 3B

Russo (pictured), who was born in West Babylon, is 5-for-15 with four RBIs, two runs, one walk and three strikeouts in his five games seeing regular playing time. Might his emergence mean the Yankees will cut Randy Winn when Curtis Granderson comes off the DL (which is expected to happen tomorrow)?

Said Joe Girardi to Mike Francesa about keeping Russo around: "That's a decision we're going to have to make when Grandy comes back. ...The young man [Russo] has done a very nice job and he's versatile. ...I've been happy with what I've seen."

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