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Game #71 -- New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants

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New York Yankees

Melky Cabrera,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Jorge Posada,  C
Hideki Matsui,  LF
Robinson Cano,  2B
Miguel Cairo,  1B

Kei Igawa,  LHP  (2-1,  7.63)

San Francisco Giants

Dave Roberts,  CF
Randy Winn,  RF
Ray Durham,  2B
Barry Bonds,  LF
Bengie Molina,  C
Pedro Feliz,  1B
Kevin Frandsen,  3B
Omar Vizquel,  SS

Matt Cain,  RHP  (2-7,  3.15)


As voted by PA readers a couple of weeks ago, the Least Valuable Yankee in 2007, Kei Igawa, returns to the big leagues and will get this team back on track with a Cy Young-like performance tonight against the Giants.  Okay, probably not.

The PA oddsmakers have returned and set the over/under on Igawa's walk total at 2.5.

Pete Abraham reports that Johnny Damon has been shutdown until Tuesday and the team will then decide whether to place him on the DL or not.  This is really getting old and doesn't help the club at all.

Sean Henn has been sent back down to Scranton as a result of Igawa's call-up.

The top graphic celebrates the Yankees' 26 World Championships.  The bottom graphic is a throwback home jersey logo of the old New York Giants worn primarily in the 1940s and 1950s before packing their bags and moving from NY to SF after the 1957 season.