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Game #90 -- New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  DH
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  DH
Melky Cabrera,  CF
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B
Wil Nieves,  C

Mike Mussina,  RHP  (4-6,  4.62)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Akinori Iwamura,  3B
Carl Crawford,  LF
Brendan Harris,  SS
Carlos Pena,  1B
Delmon Young,  RF
B.J. Upton,  CF
Greg Norton,  DH
Ty Wigginton,  2B
Dioner Navarro,  C

Edwin Jackson,  RHP  (1-9,  7.23)


After 10 days of rest, Mike Mussina will get the start today and has great career numbers against the D-Rays (16-6,  3.25 in 27 starts).  In addition to Jeff Weaver, Edwin Jackson is one of the few players in the league having a worse season than Kei Igawa.

Jackson's previous experience against the Yanks had all been in relief (0-0,  5.06 in 4 games).

It's worth pointing out again, but Moose has pitched well over the last 6 weeks (2-3,  2.87 in 6 starts) and hasn't given up more than 3 ER since a dismal performance at Fenway on June 2nd.  Unfortunately, the Yankee offense hasn't been giving him much run support, so his record doesn't tell the whole story.  Just saying.

The featured graphic for today's game is an alternative jersey logo worn by the D-Rays from 1998 to 2000.