The Yankees look to take the four-game series against the Cleveland Indians with a win tonight after besting them in 14 innings via a Jacoby Ellsbury home run last night. Here is the lineup for tonight's series finale with David Phelps on the mound.
#Yankees lineup at Indians: Gardner LF, Jeter SS, Ellsbury CF, Teixeira 1B, McCann DH, Cervelli C, Wheeler RF, Solarte 3B, Ryan 2B, Phelps P— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 10, 2014
Brett Gardner returns to the lineup to lead off after sitting out last night with an abdominal strain. The good news is that it only kept one of the best hitters out for one game. Last night's hero Jacoby Ellsbury bats third, as usual. McCann is the DH tonight after catching the long game yesterday. Zelous Wheeler gets a start in the outfield while Yangervis Solarte returns to play third base.
Carlos Beltran was placed on the 7-Day concussion DL after breaking two facial bones with a baseball yesterday. That allowed the Yankees to recall Solarte for the time being. Solarte went to the minors after stumbling in a big way over the last month, but he hit exceptionally well in his short stint with the RailRiders. That was enough to earn him another shot with Beltran needing to sit out for at least a week.