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Game #99 -- New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals

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New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  CF
Melky Cabrera,  RF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  LF
Jorge Posada,  C
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B
Shelley Duncan,  DH

Roger Clemens,  RHP  (2-4,  3.88)

Kansas City Royals

David DeJesus,  CF
Mark Grudzielanek,  2B
Mark Teahen,  RF
Billy Butler,  DH
Ross Gload,  1B
Alex Gordon,  3B
Emil Brown,  LF
John Buck,  C
Tony Pena Jr.,  SS

Odalis Perez,  LHP  (5-8,  5.84)


First off, congrats to Robbie Cano for being named the co-AL Player of the Week.  After a very inconsistent 3 months, Cano has been pounding the ball lately and has raised his BA to .291.

This is an important series against the Royals with the Red Sox and Indians facing off this week in Cleveland.  A win guarantees they gain ground in the standings, but a loss guarantees they lose ground.

Clemens' career numbers vs. Royals:  24-7, 2.17 in 39 games.  Perez' career numbers vs. Yanks:  0-1, 15.43 in 1 game.

The featured graphic for today's game is the cap logo for the Kansas City Royals.