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Yankee pre-game updates

Joe Girardi said Phil Hughes needs to throw his changeup a bit more. Perhaps this quote hanging in Hughes' locker today is intended as a reminder: "When you change the way you look at things, you change the way things look."

"We expected him to pitch well," Girardi said. "...I think he's met our expectations."

Girardi also said A-Rod would not be moved from his customary cleanup spot, and pointed to his sticking with Teixeira in the 3-hole--and the dramatic improvement that eventually followed--as proof that you don't need to move guys around for them to get out of slumps.

Injury Updates: Alfredo Aceves is throwing batting practice today...Andy Pettitte will throw a full bullpen on Friday...Damaso Marte "continues to progress" and is doing some flat ground work...Nick Johnson is down in Tampa hitting and Girardi said reports have been good.

Today's lineup:

1. Derek Jeter

2. Nick Swisher

3. Mark Teixeira

4. Alex Rodriguez

5. Robinson Cano

6. Jorge Posada

7. Lance Berkman - DH

8. Curtis Granderson

9. Brett Gardner

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