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Game #4 of the Division Series -- Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

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Cleveland Indians

Grady Sizemore,  CF
Asdrubal Cabrera,  2B
Travis Hafner,  DH
Victor Martinez,  1B
Jhonny Peralta,  SS
Kenny Lofton,  LF
Franklin Gutiérrez,  RF
Casey Blake,  3B
Kelly Shoppach,  C

Paul Byrd,  RHP  (15-8,  4.59 in 2007)


New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  LF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Jorge Posada,  C
Hideki Matsui,  DH
Robinson Cano,  2B
Melky Cabrera,  CF
Doug Mientkiewicz,  1B

Chien-Ming Wang,  RHP  (0-1,  15.43 in ALDS)


Pete Abraham reports that Joba Chamberlain will indeed be available for one inning tonight and Mo for two.  He also adds that Ian Kennedy was not physically ready to be added to the postseason roster but could be ready for the ALCS if the team advances to the next round.

Wang's numbers at home and away are well-documented (Hm:  2.75  Rd: 4.91) and has pitched on three days' rest just once during his career in a relief appearance against the Red Sox.

Also well-documented is the lack of success Byrd has against the Yanks during his career (1-4, 4.44 in 8 starts) and was shelled on 8/11 (2 IP, 7 ER) at the Jake.   Byrd's start is a bit of a double-whammy that favors the Yanks because it also takes Ryan Garko out of the lineup in favor of Kelly Shoppach, who is Byrd's personal catcher.

Yankees career numbers against Byrd can be viewed here.  Tribe career numbers against Wang (not including Game 1) can be viewed here.  

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the current road jersey logo for the Cleveland Indians.

Just win, baby!